CDC Eviction Moratorium Updates

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through October 3, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on August 3 a limited eviction moratorium for renters living in communities experiencing substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, covering an estimated 80% of all U.S. counties and 90% of all renters. The new moratorium protects renters for up to two months, through October 3. 

The new eviction moratorium provides immediate relief for the 6.5 million renter households who are currently behind on their rent and who were at an increased risk of eviction when the previous federal eviction moratorium expired on July 31. The new moratorium will help keep renters safely and stably housed, and it will provide state and local governments more time to distribute emergency rental assistance (ERA) to households in need. 

The new moratorium:  

  • Prevents renters in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of community transmission of COVID-19 from being evicted for nonpayment of rent. Find out whether your county is experiencing a substantial or high rate of transmission: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
  • Protects renters for up to two months, from August 3 to October 3. Renters lose protections under the moratorium once their community is no longer experiencing a substantial or high level of community transmission;  
  • Requires renters to provide their landlord with a signed declaration form to be covered. Renters who previously submitted declaration forms are not required to do so again; and 
  • Does not relieve renters from their obligation to pay rent. 
  • Learn more about the CDC eviction moratorium here.

What the CDC Moratorium Prevents: 

It stops the landlord from taking action to evict a tenant for unpaid rent, including:

  • Asking the court for a ‘writ of eviction’
  • Sheriff conducting the eviction
  • Harassing or intimidating a tenant to “vacate”