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CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium

Posted By: Eric Garduño COVID Rental Assistance ,

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a new eviction moratorium in response to the COVID emergency.  The new order will extend the eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021.

You can read the Full Order Here.

The new order appears to follow the same rules as the previous order, but applies only to counties that are experiencing substantial or high levels of COVID transmission as of August 3, 2021 (see the CDC's COVID Transmission Tracker).  The order allows for counties not initally included to be added if transmission rates increase to substantial or high levels.  The order also allows for counties to be removed from the list if COVID transmission rates fall below the high level and remain so for 14 consecutive days.

To qualify for the protections of the moratorium, residents still must submit a declaration to their landlords and/or property managers. Per the declaration, the resident must make best efforts to obtain government assistance.  Any previously filed declarations are still valid and a resident does not need to submit a new one.  Property managers and landlords can still pursue evictions for causes other than nonpayment of rent. Violations of the order come with possible steep fines and jail time.