The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seized control over America’s rental housing stock, decreeing that landlords can no longer evict tenants who are unable to pay their rent.
At least through the end of the year, landlords will have to allow their unpaying tenants to remain in place due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which, if Democrats get their way, will more than likely never end.
Not only are landlords no longer allowed to evict unpaying tenants, but if they try then there will be federal criminal penalties levied against them for ignoring tenant “declarations” made using CDC forms.
“It is unclear, to put it mildly, exactly how this jurisdiction over private contracts and state/local courts flows even to Congress, much less an administrative agency acting on its own,” writes Jeff Deist for the Mises Institute.
“One federal official justifies the bizarre and legally dubious action based on the CDC’s broad charter to stop the spread of communicable diseases – a charter at which they’ve failed miserably with covid.”
What we know is that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the CDC, has been granted broad powers by Congress that allow for “reasonable efforts to combat the spread of communicable diseases.” This apparently now means controlling private housing.
The CDC’s rationale is that if tenants get kicked out of their rental homes then they will either become homeless or congregate at “overcrowded … living facilities or homeless shelters.” This, the agency claims, is “a potential recipe for a big spread of COVID-19.”
This is all part of the Democrats’ plan to escalate more chaos following the Nov. 3 election, by the way – check out The Health Ranger Report below to learn more:
CDC now acting by administrative degree, no congressional input necessary
In making this decision, the CDC relied only on itself with no input from Congress or any other entity or agency. In other words, the CDC is now its own de facto government, which is truly unprecedented.
Keep in mind that earlier eviction moratoriums came with limits, typically applying only to federally backed rentals and mortgages. This new CDC eviction moratorium appears to be across the board, applying to all private residential leases across America.
“The fallout from suspending rental contracts will be deep and long lasting,” Deist adds. “Many landlords will find their situations untenable and stop making mortgage and property tax payments.”
“New rental housing stock will be depressed, as owners worry about the next suspension of rent payments now that the precedent has been set. After all, why wouldn’t moratoriums happen again when the next pandemic or financial crisis hits? Rental housing units will drop in price as more landlords abandon the business – setting the stage for commercial and private equity buyers to grab units on the cheap from individuals and small owners.”
In the end, the big guys will end up owning more property and assets than they already do, and millions more Americans will be plunged into poverty and servitude. This is little more than a permanent consolidation of the renter class, it turns out, and it has only just begun.
Do not forget that the CDC is actually a private corporation no different than Amazon or Apple. What this means is that a large multinational is now calling the shots in lieu of our actual government, meaning we are now under a total private dictatorship.
“The effects of this moratorium undoubtedly will spill over in unforeseen ways as Americans get used to the idea that their financial obligations can be erased by state edict,” Deist warns.
More of the latest news about the collapse of America due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic is available at Pandemic.news.
Sources for this article include: