CDC Issues Nationwide Eviction Ban from Sept. 4, 2020 until Dec. 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a federal eviction moratorium (ban) starting September 4, 2020 and lasting until December 31, 2020 to help stop the spread of coronavirus in the United States.

 

Do I Qualify for Help Under the CDC's Eviction Moratorium?

To see if you qualify for help under the CDC's Eviction Moratorium (Ban), please use the Eviction Moratorium Tool here: https://apps.suffolklitlab.org/start/cdc_moratorium. Disclaimer: Please note that while this tool was created by a legal organization in Massachusetts, the federal requirements for qualifying for help under the CDC Order are the same in every state and this tool will allow you to see if you qualify for help. However, any other information found on this website may be designed specifically for Massachusetts law and should not be used in the State of Idaho.

You may also view our video overview on the CDC's Eviction Moratorium for more information: https://youtu.be/Vlm2wYscSCs

 

If I Qualify for Help under the CDC's Eviction Moratorium, What Can I Do to Protect My Rights?

If you qualify for help under the CDC's Eviction Ban and you are a tenant facing eviction in Idaho between now and September 4, 2020, you should raise this pending ban on evictions as an issue at your hearing and/or ask for a two-day continuance (postponement of your hearing) as allowed by Idaho Code 6-311.

If you qualify for help under the CDC's Eviction Ban and you are a tenant facing eviction during this federal eviction ban (September 4 through December 31, 2020) and a case has not yet been filed against you, you should fill out the attached CDC Tenant Declaration Form (updated as of 9.4.20) and provide a copy to your landlord.

If you qualify for help under the CDC's Eviction Ban and you are a tenant facing eviction during this federal eviction ban (September 4 through December 31, 2020) and there is an eviction case pending against you, you should fill out the attached Tenant Declaration re: CDC Eviction Ban Order and file it with your local courthouse to show that you qualify for help under this eviction ban.

 

Read the CDC Order and an Analysis of the CDC Order

To read the text of the CDC's Order, please view the attached order below. 

To read an analysis of this order, please see National Housing Law Project's Detailed Legal Analysis here: https://www.nhlp.org/campaign/protecting-renter-and-homeowner-rights-dur...

 

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