CDC Issues Moratorium on Residential Evictions Through 2020

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The CDC announced that it was issuing an order to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

October 5, 2020
Steven E. Ostrow, C. Jason Kim, & Marissa Levy - White and Williams LLP

On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it was issuing an order (CDC Order) to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The CDC Order became effective on September 4, 2020 and will remain in effect through December 31, 2020.

The purpose of the CDC Order is to keep tenants in their residences to reduce crowding in shelters or other shared housing and to reduce the number of unsheltered homeless, as those conditions have been shown to increase the spread of COVID-19.

APPLICABILITY & PROTECTIONS

The CDC Order is broader than the previous eviction moratorium under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which applied only to federally-funded housing and expired on July 24, 2020. Eligible renters include those who qualified for a stimulus check under the CARES Act and individuals who expect to make less than $99,000 this year or a joint-filing couple that expects to make less than $198,000.

Reprinted courtesy of Steven E. Ostrow, White and Williams LLP, C. Jason Kim, White and Williams LLP, and Marissa Levy, White and Williams LLP
Mr. Ostrow may be contacted at ostrows@whiteandwilliams.com
Mr. Kim may be contacted at kimcj@whiteandwilliams.com
Ms. Levy may be contacted at levymp@whiteandwilliams.com



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