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Kansas judge finds CDC eviction moratorium unenforceable

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 20:21:04-04

SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Kansas judge is beginning to evict tenants who are behind on rent in advance of a federal moratorium expiring at the end of the month.

Johnson County Magistrate Judge Daniel Vokins said during a Zoom eviction hearing this week that he doesn’t think the moratorium that was issued last year by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and expires at the end of the month, is enforceable.

Census data shows more than 4 million people nationally say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months.

Kansas also had its own eviction moratorium, but it expired on May 28.