CDC Extends National Eviction Moratorium to March 31
In September 2020, the Center for Disease Control announced a nationwide halt on evictions for qualified tenants. Originally set to expire at the of December, it was extended at the last minute to January 31, 2021 in the latest stimulus relief bill that passed in late December.
Hours after being sworn-in, President Biden signed an executive order calling for the extension of the federal eviction moratorium. Shortly after, the CDC announced that the agency would be extending the moratorium until March 31, 2021.
To qualify, tenants must complete a CDC Eviction Declaration Form and give it to their landlord. The form intends to certify that a tenant has been directly impacted by the pandemic and has exhausted all other channels for assistance. There is an income requirement. Single renters must have earned less than $99,000 ($198,000 for couples) in 2020 or received a stimulus payment. Tenants may also qualify if they were not required to report income in 2019 to the Internal Revenue Service.
The stimulus package signed into law last month includes $25 billion in direct rental relief to landlords, plus another $5 billion to help cover energy and water costs through programs such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Learn more at cdc.gov
ORDER: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 pdf