Getting Evictions Banned


Genesis Gurnsey, Opinion editor

As everything slowly goes back to normal, the CDC and Trump administration, “announces a nationwide ban of evictions that will stand through the end of the year” (Marketwatch). Currently, there are 500,000 renters in Colorado which are 32% of the population. In all honesty, banning evictions will benefit college students and even high school students that have moved out and are renting homes.

If High School and college students don’t have to worry about getting evicted while going to school five days a week and working a minimum wage job, they’ll be a lot less stressed. Students would be given the opportunity to save money and put it aside so when the ban on evictions lifts, they’d have extra money available to continue living steadily.

Although some students and even adults will be smart and set money aside so they can continue to live where they are renting, there are some who believe renters will take advantage of the situation. And thus resulting in more evictions at the end of the ban. Some of the apartments and condos in Greeley, Fort Collins, and Loveland could have an immense amount of open apartments and living spaces at the end of the ban because the renters will be evicted or even just thrown out. Therefore the ban may seem to just delay something that will occur eventually.

The Trump administration said that renters cannot be evicted due to late fees on rent but they also said, “Landlords will still be permitted to evict tenants in certain cases, such as instances in which the tenant has destroyed property or poses a threat to the health or safety of neighbors.” So basically, the only reason a renter can be evicted is through damage the property or another special case. In the end, the ban on evictions main purpose is to support those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.