After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

  • In this March 10, 2021, file photo, Isabel Miranda's 4-year-old son, Julian, rides his bike into the hallway of their rental apartment in Haverhill, Mass. A federal judge has ruled, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, that the Centers for Disease Control exceeded its authority when it imposed a federal eviction moratorium to provide protection for renters out of concern that having families lose their homes and move into shelters or share crowded conditions with relatives or friends during the pandemic would further spread the highly contagious virus. Miranda and her family would no longer have this eviction protection if this ruling stands. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON — The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won’t receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes.