CDC Eviction Ban Will Face Challenges, Rent Will Come Due : Consider This from NPR Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, told NPR today that keeping people in their houses and 'connected to the economy' will cost money now, but pay dividends later.

But the White House and Congress have been unable to agree on a deal for additional economic relief, millions of people are still unemployed, and many states now have no eviction protection. The Trump administration issued an eviction ban through the CDC this week.

NPR's Chris Arnold and Selena Simmons-Duffin reported on the CDC's temporary halt on evictions and the legal issues that will likely follow.

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Banning Evictions Should Help The Economy. But Can The CDC Do That?

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Banning Evictions Should Help The Economy. But Can The CDC Do That?

Banning Evictions Should Help The Economy. But Can The CDC Do That?

Banning Evictions Should Help The Economy. But Can The CDC Do That?

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Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, told NPR today that keeping people in their houses and 'connected to the economy' will cost money now, but pay dividends later.

But the White House and Congress have been unable to agree on a deal for additional economic relief, millions of people are still unemployed, and many states now have no eviction protection. The Trump administration issued an eviction ban through the CDC this week.

NPR's Chris Arnold and Selena Simmons-Duffin reported on the CDC's temporary halt on evictions and the legal issues that will likely follow.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Cancel Rent" during an eviction strike in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Cancel Rent" during an eviction strike in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

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This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.