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Progressives like Rep. Cori Bush successfully pushed President Joe Biden for a 60-day extension to the eviction moratorium, which covers approximately 7 million people. But this protection only extends to areas with high COVID-19 transmission. The vast majority of rent relief aid is yet to be distributed, and housing advocates warn that unless further protections are enacted, the hard-fought extension will only delay the inevitable.

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Jaisal is currently the Democracy Initiative Manager at the Solutions Journalism Network and is a former TRNN host, producer, and reporter. He mainly grew up in the Baltimore area and studied modern history at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining TRNN, he contributed print, radio, and TV reports to Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now! and The Indypendent. Jaisal's mother has taught in the Baltimore City Public School system for the past 25 years. Follow him on Twitter @jaisalnoor.