WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday that it would extend the temporary bans on evictions and foreclosures for another month as the country continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement comes as some states have struggled to spend the $21.5 billion in emergency rental aid included in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year, allowing states an additional month to work through a crush of applications and distribute the money before the funds expire.The pause on evictions and foreclosures for federally backed mortgages were set to expire at the end of June, and President Joe Biden has faced pressure from Democrats and housing advocates to protect renters and vulnerable homeowners.The White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the extension to the eviction ban, made clear that July would be the “final” month of the benefit.The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs and Agriculture said they would continue to allow homeowners who have not yet taken advantage of mortgage forbearance to enter into Covid-related forbearance programs through Sept. 30. The agencies will make an additional announcement in July “to offer borrowers payment reduction options that will enable more homeowners to stay in


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