2 AUGUST, 2021, HYATTSVILLE, MD – The federal eviction moratorium expired this weekend, on July 31, 2021, leaving hundreds of CASA members and thousands of tenants across the country at risk of eviction. CASA’s Chief of Federal Policy Alonzo Washington issued the following statement:

“As the pandemic rages on, it’s unconscionable that Congress has abandoned protections for the massive community of individuals across the nation who face eviction. With countless relief dollars still not distributed and millions of families who are still recovering from the economic impact of the pandemic, we cannot turn our backs on the Black and brown families who are suffering the most. Without urgent action to extend the moratorium, our leaders will be the ones responsible for the mass eviction of communities of color. While we continue to call our state leaders for protections, Congress must not decelerate in their efforts to keep families in their homes.”

With over 115,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall.