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Along with the Georgia Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, the AAGA uses advocacy to promote and protect the interests of the multifamily industry in Augusta's River Region.

8/13/21: Judge Upholds New CDC Eviction Moratorium. 

As you may recall, last week, the Alabama Association of Realtors alongside others filed a case seeking to block the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction order issued on August 3, 2021. Today, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich from the District of Columbia ruled to keep the new order in effect.

In her ruling, Judge Friedrich wrote that her “hands are tied” and that, since she viewed this new order as an extension of the previous CDC order, she was unable to strike it down because of a prior ruling from a higher appellate court. Nonetheless, Judge Friedrich noted that she still viewed the CDC’s eviction moratorium as unlawful.

The Realtors are expected to appeal this to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. While only time will tell the future of this case, Judge Friedrich noted that "it is true that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in this case strongly suggests that the CDC is unlikely to succeed on the merits,” referencing a recent decision authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The National Apartment Association (NAA) issued a media statement in response to today’s ruling expressing our extreme disappointment in the decision and reiterating the need for the government to end this bad policy and find a sustainable solution to make both renters and rental housing providers whole.

NAA will keep you apprised of any updates as soon as they occur. We remain committed to robust advocacy against eviction moratoria as we continue daily discussions with key policymakers and top-tier media outlets to ensure that the voices of the rental housing community are heard and valued.

Further, NAA continues its newest lawsuit seeking more than $26 billion in damages for rental housing providers harmed by the CDC’s order. Your support is encouraged.

7/22/21: Action needed! Take action now and tell your Senators that these housing priorities need to be included in their surface transportation legislation!

7/15/21: NAA Suing for Industry Compensation. CDC Eviction Moratorium Devastates the Rental Housing Industry: Join the Lawsuit. For more information, click here.