Eviction moratorium receives final extension putting many at risk

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People at risk of getting put out of their homes are getting some more help.

President Joe Biden extended the eviction moratorium through the end of next month.

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According to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, as of June 7th, three-point two million people face eviction in the next two months.

Memphis and Shelby County collectively received $28.2 million to help residents who need help with their rent in neighborhoods.

One woman who faces eviction said that money could go a long way.

Brittni Turner and her son are close to facing eviction if she doesn’t get the extra $1,000 she needs to pay her rent.

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Turner just got back to work after getting laid off during the pandemic, but she is still trying to catch up on her rent.

“Just having to explain to my son that we going to be getting set out if we don’t have the money.”

Turner and many other families are learning the Biden administration just extended the nationwide ban on evictions Thursday through July. Turner still worries because this is the last time Biden’s administration said it plans to do this.

“It brings a lot of worry and fear of having all of my stuff sat out on the curb.”

Tennessee received roughly $458 million in federal funding under the COVID-19 rent relief act.

Mississippi and Arkansas also received millions of dollars.

The director of Shelby County Community Services Agency said she’s proud of the countless number of families her office assisted so far.

That help kept those families from being put out of their homes.

To find out how you can get financial assistance for the CSA program, click here.