White House says Justice Department reviewing court decision on eviction moratorium

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File photo: Tenants and housing rights activists protest for a halting of rent payments and mortgage debt, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a federal judge's decision to strike down a national eviction moratorium that leaves potentially millions of people at risk of losing their homes.

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking at her daily briefing, made the announcement about the moratorium, which has given people a lifeline to stay in their homes during the pandemic.

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Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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