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CDC Sued Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Nationwide Eviction Ban

Landlords and home builders filed suit in federal court against the CDC in an effort to block an eviction moratorium the disease-fighting agency issued last month. The lawsuit, known as Skyworks Ltd. v. CDC, was filed Oct. 23 in federal court in Ohio. It names the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CDC Director Robert R. Redfield as defendants. The CDC argues the eviction ban is needed to curb the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19, but tenants can invoke the ban whether they suffer from virus-related hardships or not. Tenants establish eligibility under the moratorium by providing their landlords with a CDC-approved declaration stating that they make under $99,000 annually, are unable to pay rent because of a loss of income, have tried to obtain government assistance, will try to make partial rent payments, and will be homeless or will have to move in …