The National Ban On Evictions Gives Some Relief For St. Louis Area Residents Facing Displacement
Thousands of people in the St. Louis region are facing evictions because of unemployment or a considerable loss of income from the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
To mitigate the spread of coronavirus through mass evictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a three-month national ban on evictions for renters in early September.
“I don't think it's something that any of us expected. That said, it was certainly a welcome surprise,” said Matthew Ampleman, an attorney with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. “The CDC is taking this very sweeping action to prevent a further public health crisis because they have seen that eviction moratoriums are protective of human health.”