According to the officials, the ban could help keep millions in their homes as the coronavirus’ delta variant has spread and states have been slow to release federal rental aid.
The new eviction moratorium would temporarily halt evictions in counties with substantial and high levels of virus transmissions and would cover areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives.
The announcement was a reversal for the Biden administration, which allowed an earlier moratorium to lapse over the weekend after saying a Supreme Court ruling prevented an extension.
President Biden said he pushed the CDC to again consider its options.
Biden said that the moratorium will probably give some additional time for states and city to release billions of dollars in federal relief to renters.
The extension could help heal a rift with liberal Democratic lawmakers who were calling on the president to take executive action to keep renters in their homes.