EARTH FUTURE ACTION

HOME   ABOUT    REPORTS    CONTACT    HELP WANTED


REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING EVICTED 2020-2021

GUIDELINES FOR TENANTS

CDC eviction moratoriums expire on January 1, 2021.

We don't pretend to be a source for legal advice. If you are really concerned, definitely speak with a lawyer. We are posting this information mainly as a public service.

If you want to reduce your chances of being evicted when the moratoriums expire, check out the form we have included below.

CDC Declaration Form (CDC form, PDF).

This form is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures on home mortgages) to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Under the CDC’s order you must provide a copy of this declaration to your landlord, owner of the residential property where you live, or other person who has a right to have you evicted or removed from where you live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete this declaration. Unless the CDC order is extended, changed, or ended, the order prevents you from being evicted or removed from where you are living through December 31, 2020. You are still required to pay rent and follow all the other
terms of your lease and rules of the place where you live. You may also still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment.

Also check out: Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus (Nolo)

On September 4th, the CDC instated a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent for tenants who meet certain eligibility criteria and who submit a signed declaration of eligibility to their landlord.

However, on October 9th, 2020, the Trump administration issued new guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) eviction moratorium for the non payment of rent. These guidelines grant landlords additional power and create new burdens for renters seeking moratorium protections.

These guidelines provide landlords new opportunities to intimidate tenants who are behind on their rent and pressure tenants to vacate their homes sooner.

So you need to get acquainted with what the guidelines are to have a better chance of protecting yourself.


LINKS

CDC NOTICES ON EVICTION MORATORIUMS

CDC Notice: "Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19" (Federal Register, 9-4-20)

Trump Administration New Guidance on Eviction Moratorium (CDC, 10-4-20)

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON STATE-BY-STATE EVICTION MORATORIUMS

Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus (Nolo)

Covid-19 Housing Policy Scorecard (Eviction Lab)

COVID-19 Related Eviction and Foreclosure Orders/Guidance 50-State Tracker (Perkins Coie)

Eviction Moratorium Maps (RHLS)