CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium

The Biden administration has issued a 30-day extension to the temporary halt in residential evictions.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The CDC Order, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, temporarily halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent during September 4, 2020, through July 31, 2021. This means that covered persons cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent from any residential property.

A person is likely to qualify for protection under the Order if they receive the following benefits: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Tenants, lessees, or residents of a residential property must provide a completed and signed copy of the Eviction Protection Declaration to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live.

Download a copy of the Eviction Protection Declaration.

For detailed information, see www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/pdf/CDC_Eviction_FAQs_624.pdf.

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