Federal ban on evictions expires next month, state’s protections still in place
The clock is ticking for millions of Americans who have gotten behind on their rent payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 30, federal protections stopping evictions will expire.
In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz has a state executive order preventing evictions. However, that could end as early as this month.
Advocates for landlords say the ongoing ban now risks putting all landlords out of business.
The federal government has passed more than $40 billion in aid for both renters and landlords.
Some argue that assistance should be permanently expanded.
In Minnesota, both the Senate and the House were working on bills to address the issue.
You can apply for state emergency rental assistance here.