Congress reviewing bill for indefinite moratorium on foreclosures, evictions

Nation: A Bill calling for a federal moratorium on foreclosures and evictions is currently under review.


Bill H.R.6379 - Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act would prevent fines or fees for nonpayment of rent, and make it so nonpayment of rent is not grounds for termination of tenancy or eviction.


It would also put a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, per the COVID-19 Emergency declared on Mar. 13, 2020, based on the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as relating to the coronavirus pandemic.


The moratorium would last until the COVID-19 Emergency has been terminated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Final language for the Bill may still change.


As of Mar. 23, it is has been referred to the “Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned", per the official Congressional record.




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