The National Ban On Evictions Gives Some Relief For St. Louis Area Residents Facing Displacement

September 15, 2020

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.”

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