And the Eviction Ban is off, again. Rental Assistance is Available for Landlords and Tenants.

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s order extending the federal eviction moratorium to a large swath of the country, in a decision expected by both legal scholars and the White House.

Therefore, landlords can resume evictions of tenants previously protected by the moratorium. (The Supreme Court had earlier approved an earlier version of the moratorium.)

For tenants and landlords, remember that only $1.7 billion of the $46 billion rental aid relief has been disbursed by state and local governments. Of the $237 million it was given by Congress; the Alabama Housing Finance Authority has distributed just $4.4 million to help people like Dukes avoid eviction. Of 14,651 people who’ve applied to the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance since March, just 514 received funds through June. 

Click here for several sources of rental assistance for landlords and tenants.