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Evictions Ramp Up In Treasure Valley After SCOTUS Blocks Ban

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Mary Altaffer/AP
Activist rally during a demonstration and march, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New York, to call on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Speaker Carl Heastie, and and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousin to extend pandemic era eviction protections in wake of Supreme Court decision lifting the moratorium. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

At the end of August, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Biden administration’s extended eviction moratorium. The moratorium had been in place through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the agency’s policies to deal with a surge of COVID-19. Now, after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision, some low income renters in Idaho are once again facing eviction.

According to the nonprofit Jesse Tree, the number of tenants in the Treasure Valley being put out on the streets has rapidly increased since the moratorium ended.

Idaho Matters is joined by Ali Rabe, the Executive Director of Jesse Tree.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!