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Government Affairs Digest - August 2021

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IREM® Statement on Supreme Court Decision

On Thursday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal moratorium on residential evictions.

In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium to be unlawful was no longer justified.

Read IREM’s full statement

Webinar recording: Ending of the Federal Eviction Moratorium – What Property Managers Should Know & Best Practices to Follow

With the ending of the federal eviction moratorium , prep yourself and your staff for handling evictions with the best practices from this webinar, hosted on August 3.

View the recording

New Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Distribution Guidelines Released

These changes follow a letter with recommendations for improving the program sent by the housing provider coalition group that IREM participates in to the Administration and Congress. Several of those recommendations have now been adopted, including allowing self-attestation, advances for housing providers, and ensuring that previous addresses are eligible for ERAP funds

Fact Sheet: Updated White House ERAP Guidelines for Grantees

Congress is heading into a busy month – here is a list of deadlines to watch out for in September:

→ Sept. 6: Enhanced federal unemployment benefits approved under the American Rescue Plan expire.

→ Sept. 11: 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

→ Sept. 15: House and Senate committees must finish drafting their portions of the Democrats’ big reconciliation bill.

→ Sept. 30: Government funding runs out. Possible options to keep the government running: a yearlong omnibus , a minibus or continuing resolutions of various lengths.

→ Sept. 30: Surface transportation program authorization expires.

→ Sept. 30: National flood insurance program authorization expires.

National News

Census shows U.S. housing crisis is worsening as the search for fixes grows more desperate
Residential – Affordable housing

IRS takes scalpel to Opportunity Zone regs in new update
Commercial – Opportunity Zone

With tenants who won’t pay or leave, small landlords face struggles of their own
Residential – Eviction moratorium

The federal government could soon give back millions of square feet of office space
Commercial – Office space

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