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Biden administration urges localities to block evictions after court ruling

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration has written to state and local officials urging that they block unnecessary residential evictions, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ended a federal moratorium aimed at keeping people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A copy of the letter was seen by Reuters on Friday. “Our bottom line is this: No one should be evicted before they have the chance to apply for rental assistance, and no eviction should move forward until that application has been processed,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge and Attorney Gener…

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