World millions of Americans threatened with expulsion, in full outbreak of Variant Delta

17:13  01 august  2021
17:13  01 august  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Des millions d’Américains menacés d’expulsion, en pleine flambée du variant Delta © Copyright 2021, the Obs

of the millions of American families have been threatened since Sunday to be expelled from their homes, in full renewal of the pandemic From Covid-19 and on the background of political cacophony involving Parliament like the White House.

While billions of public funds designed to help tenants have not been used, President Joe Biden urged Congress to extend a moratorium on unpaid rent expulsions, which expired Saturday at midnight.

But Republicans opposed the efforts of the Democrats to prolong the prohibition of evictions until mid-October.

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Block this measure is an "act of pure cruelty" "which throws into the street of children and families," said the Chair Democrat of the House, Nancy Pelosi, on Twitter.

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From now on, the elected representatives of the House of Representatives are on vacation until the end of August, and will be followed by senators a week later, away from a quick agreement.

"If it happens, it happens (...). I do what I have to do to survive, "says, fatalist, Terriana Clark at the NOLA regional information site.

So far the expulsion moratorium had allowed this inhabitant of Louisiana, 27 years old and unemployed as a result of illness, to escape the expulsion last month. It is therefore threatened to finish on the street, she who says he had already lived most of 2020 in a car, with her husband and two children.

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Mary Hunt, driver of sanitary vehicle in the Michigan, also also to pay the rent of his mobile home, after being sick of Covid-19.

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"If I lose this accommodation, then (my five cats and my dog) come to live with me in the car. People can think that I'm crazy, I will not abandon my family, "she entrusted NPR radio.

So many dramatic situations that follow three days of great political confusion.

CORI BUSH, Democrat Representative of the State of Missouri, can not be resigned. This elected, which has been homeless, spent the night at the Capitol, in Washington, joined by other elus from the left of the Democrat camp.

"We could have prolonged (the moratorium) yesterday, but some Democrats went on vacation. We slept at the Capitol last night to ask them to come back and do their job, "she said Saturday on Twitter.

More than 10 million people in the United States are late on the payment of their rent, calculated the CBPP, an independent research institute.

3.6 million

and some 3.6 million tenants feel that they are likely to be expelled within two months, according to a study of the Statistics Office completed in early July of 51 million tenants.

The suspension of the evictions had been put in place in September 2020 by the centers for the prevention and control of diseases (CDC), the main public health agency of the United States, and then extended several times in the name of the fight against the Propagation of COVID-19.

But the Supreme Court had estimated in June that any additional extension should be decided by the Congress.

To add to the absurdity of the situation, the money provided by the federal government to help tenants in difficulty pay for their rent difficult to arrive on their bank accounts, due to comprehensive bureaucratic procedures.

Thus, out of the $ 46 billion planned by the government, including 25 billion disbursed in early February, only 3 billion arrived at destination.

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