Federal eviction moratorium extended by CDC

Posted On: March 29, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control has once again extended the federal eviction moratorium. This 90-day extension runs through June 30, 2021.

The latest federal eviction moratorium Order aims for the following objectives:

  • Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 within crowded, congregate or shared living settings, or through unsheltered homelessness;
  • Mitigating the further spread of COVID-19 from one state or territory into any other state or territory;
  • Mitigating the further spread of COVID-19 by temporarily suspending the eviction of covered persons from a residential property for nonpayment of rent; and
  • Supporting response efforts to COVID-19 at the federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal levels.

The Order for the eviction ban extension explains who is covered and how a resident must provide a declaration form to move forward in the process. Read the full Order here.

  • Covered person: any tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property who provides to their landlord, the owner of the residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue eviction or a possessory action, a declaration under penalty of perjury indicating that:
    • The individual has used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;
    • The individual either (i) expects to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return),6 (ii) was not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act;
    • the individual is unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary 7 out-of-pocket medical expenses;
    • the individual is using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances may permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses; and
    • eviction would likely render the individual homeless—or force the individual to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting—because the individual has no other available housing options.

We have covered the federal eviction moratorium extensively in our Tuesday Tips and on our blog. Here are some of our past articles:

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