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New Civil Liberties Alliance Intervenes in KC Tenants v. Byrn, et al.

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) who has intervened in this case on behalf of MO Housing Providers Harmed by the CDC Eviction Moratorium. In their Case Summary, NCLA states that “KC Tenants has improperly asked the Court to enter an injunction that would permit enforcement of CDC’s unlawful order, thus violating NCLA clients’ constitutional rights. NCLA clients Hella Shriver, James Gorham, and at least 14 members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers in Missouri have been denied the ability to invoke processes laid down by Missouri law for retaking possession of their homes.”

Read More: https://nclalegal.org/kc-tenants-v-byrn-et-al/

CDC Issues Guidance on the Eviction Ban

The CDC recently issued a set of FAQs (frequently asked questions) offering “non-binding” guidance with respect to their recent “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19″ moratorium.  This order temporarily halted residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent from September 4th through December 31st, 2020.

Read the FAQs here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/eviction-moratoria-order-faqs.pdf

ACLU on Behalf of KC Tenants Sue Presiding Judge in Kansas City

On September 30th, the American Civil Liberties Union on Behalf of KC Tenants brought a federal lawsuit against Jackson County Circuit Judge David M. Byrn, the presiding judge of Jackson County.

The lawsuit centers around the CDC Eviction Moratorium and accuses Judge Byrn of allowing housing providers to continue to file an eviction case in defiance of the CDC Moratorium.

Read more about this case here: https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-and-aclu-missouri-file-federal-lawsuit-protect-missouri-tenants-eviction

National Apartment Association and the New Civil Liberties Union File Suit challenging the CDC Eviction Ban

In September, the National Apartment Association and the New Civil Liberties Union brought suit against the CDC Ban. The complaint, Richard Lee Brown, et al. v. Secretary Alex Azar, et al.,  includes several plaintiffs alongside NAA who have been directly and irreparably damaged by the CDC order and have faced significant economic damages. NCLA has also requested a temporary restraining order, also known as a preliminary injunction, asking the court to stop the CDC from enforcing their unlawful order. 

Read more about this action from NAA: https://www.naahq.org/news-publications/naa-sues-cdc-seeks-halt-eviction-moratorium