A Primer On MD's Eviction Crisis, With Tenant Advocate Carol Ott
Now, we’ll try to sort-out the back and forth that’s been going on with the new order issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conditionally extending the moratorium on housing evictions.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride, with the White House throwing it in the lap of Congress late last week, just before the previous CDC order expired on Saturday. Rep. Cori Bush, a freshman Congresswoman from Missouri, camped out on the US Capitol steps for several days until action was taken. By Tuesday, the CDC had re-instated the moratorium for people in certain areas, until October 3rd. But the criteria for who qualifies is a moving target, and there’s plenty of confusion.
To help us make sense of what’s going on, Tom is joined by Carol Ott. She’s the Tenant Advocacy Director for the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland, a program of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition.
She joins us on Zoom, and as always, we welcome listener comments and questions.