The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a temporary halt in residential evictions through March 31, 2021 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Use links to read the full Federal Register and view the Renter's Declaration that the covered tenant, lessee, or residents should provide to landlord or owner or residential property.
Please note that persons are still required to pay rent and follow all other terms of the lease and property rules.Persons may be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or housing payment.
Also note that the halting of evictions does not include foreclosure on a home mortgage.
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(1) On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Section 502 of Title V of Division N of that Act extends the expiration date of the CDC Order titled, "Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19" (85 Fed. Reg. 55292, September 4, 2020). The new expiration date is January 31, 2021 unless extended, modified, or rescinded. Section 502 does not make any changes to the September 4, 2020 CDC Order other than to extend its expiration date.
(2) On January 20, 2021, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky issued the following statement: As a protective public health measure, I will extend the current order temporarily halting residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to our nation’s health. It has also triggered a housing affordability crisis that disproportionately affects some communities.
Despite extensive mitigation efforts, COVID-19 continues to spread in America at a concerning pace. We must act to get cases down and keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings — like shelters — where COVID-19 can take an even stronger foothold.