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NAA Statement on Judge Upholding New CDC Order

Zach Quimby
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ARLINGTON, VA | August 13, 2021 – Statement from Bob Pinnegar, National Apartment Association (NAA) President & CEO, on the ruling from U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia keeping the CDC’s new eviction order in place:

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is disappointed in today’s decision by Judge Dabney Friedrich to allow the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction order to remain in place.

The CDC’s eviction moratorium is unlawful, plain and simple. The government must move past such tactics and instead address the tsunami of unpaid rental debt to ensure America’s 40 million renters have homes not only tomorrow, but next year and beyond.

Instead of continuing bad public policy that makes the nation’s housing affordability challenges worse, we must develop a sustainable path forward that includes fully funded rental assistance under a streamlined distribution system. Together, we can keep Americans housed and preserve a stable rental housing infrastructure.


About NAA 
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 151 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 93,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit