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USA: The Homeless Have Voting Rights but Face Many Hurdles

The Trump administration's ban on evictions will prevent millions from losing their homes ahead of the election. Those who are already homeless, however, may find themselves disenfranchised.

Millions of renters across the country can now breathe a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, the Trump administration imposed a nationwide ban on evictions, under the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Renters who earn less than $99,000 per year (or $198,000 for couples who file joint income taxes) can’t be evicted for failure to pay rent, as long as they attest they would become homeless or have to live with more people in close quarters. The restriction will be in place until the end of the year.

“I want to make it unmistakably clear that I’m protecting people from evictions,” Trump said.

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