CDC orders temporary halt for 2020 on resident evictions, to help combat COVID-19
Nation: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has submitted an Order to halt residential evictions, in order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Evictions due to non-payment of rent cannot occur from Sep. 4 until Dec. 31, if the tenant fills out and submits the Declaration Form.
The Form stipulates the following be attested as true:
- The best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for housing have been attempted;
- Expect to earn less than $99,000 ($1980,000 if jointly filing) in annual income for Calendar Year 2020;
- Are unable to pay rent due to income loss, medical expenses;
- Are using best efforts to make timely payments, that current income permits;
- If evicted would likely become homeless.
Fees, penalties, or interest for not paying on time as required by lease may still be charged or collected for those filing for relief, and payment in full for all missed payments may be required after the suspension; with eviction actions then possible at that time.
The Order does not apply in any State, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection as those of the Order.
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