CDC Eviction Order Extended
On January 29, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially extended its order related to evictions, often referred to as their eviction moratorium – through March 31. No substantial changes were made to the order from previous versions. As described in an earlier FAQ, the “order is not intended to terminate or suspend the operations of any state or local court. Nor is it intended to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings, provided that the actual eviction of a covered person for non-payment of rent does NOT take place during the period of the Order.” As such, the order prevents issuance of the writ of possession for nonpayment of rent evictions if the resident has filed the required declaration with the property manager or in court. The CDC order does not apply to other basis for eviction, including lease violations and nonrenewals.
It is unclear whether the eviction moratorium will be further extended. This is a matter under discussion by Federal officials and Members of Congress and if any decisions are made we will provide an update for BAAA members. The National Apartment Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council issued this statement in response to earlier news that the CDC would extend its order.