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Mnuchin: Eviction moratorium to impact close to 40 million U.S. renters

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration will detail an eviction moratorium later on Tuesday that will affect close to 40 million U.S. renters.

Mnuchin told a U.S. House of Representatives panel that the guidelines are to ensure people “don’t get thrown out of their rental homes” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mnuchin called the action a “real moratorium” and urged the U.S. Congress to provide rental assistance. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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