What the Moratorium Means for You
In an announcement today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that they will extend their national eviction moratorium until June 30, 2021.
The order has been challenged in court across numerous states and localities since it was put in place on Sept. 4, 2020.
A CDC order requires residents to declare that they have applied for all types of government aid, that they meet certain employment and income qualifications, and that they are seeking to make timely partial payments, among other conditions. In today’s announcement, the order includes people who are confirmed to have COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, or might have been exposed to COVID-19 and take reasonable precautions not to spread the disease.
Persons who meet the requirements for being a “covered person” must now provide their housing provider with a signed declaration form.
CDC orders still allow property owners to evict tenants due to criminal behavior or property damage, as well as deviating from other contractual obligations.
“Rental assistance averted two crises—one for mom-and-pop property owners who did not have a reprieve from their bills and relied on their rental income and one for tenants who would have been responsible for months of back rent when the eviction moratoriums expired,” McGahn says. “We must continue to look for ways to protect tenants and property owners from further financial turmoil while ensuring housing in America remains safe and stable for decades to come.”