NAA Statement in Response to Texas Judge Ruling CDC Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional
ARLINGTON, VA | February 26, 2021 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) has released the following statement from Bob Pinnegar, NAA president and CEO, in response to the U.S. District Court, East Texas’ ruling on the CDC eviction moratorium:
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased that the U.S. District Court, East Texas has recognized the unconstitutional nature of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction order. The CDC has indicated that they will respect the court’s decision and, as such, should rescind the order immediately. NAA has long held that the CDC overstepped their authority in issuing the order and remains fundamentally opposed to eviction moratorium policies, which leave renters at greater risk of displacement and jeopardize the stability of an industry that houses one-third of Americans. Though well-intended, these policies saddle financially-strapped renters with unsurmountable debt and leave housing providers, many of whom are small owners and cannot afford it, stuck with footing the nation’s rental housing bill.
Instead of unconstitutional and damaging policies, NAA remains steadfast in supporting swift, streamlined rental assistance - the only solution that allows people to stay in their homes and housing providers to provide safe and sustainable housing for years to come.
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 www.naahq.org.