CDC Issues Nationwide Eviction Ban - Extended Until March 31, 2021
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. An extension on this moratorium (ban) has been made until January 31, 2021. For more information on the extension, please visit: https://nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessness/national-eviction-moratorium. A second extension on this moratorium (ban) has been made until March 31, 2021. For more information on this extension, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0121-eviction-moratorium.html.
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 during this federal eviction ban (September 4 through March 31, 2021) and a case has not yet been filed against you, you should fill out the CDC Tenant Declaration here: CDC Declaration to Landlord - English and provide a copy to your landlord immediately. You must provide a copy to your landlord before a case is started against you in court. You can find translations of this declaration in several other languages here: CDC Declaration to Landlord in Other Languages.
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 March 31, 2021) 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. You should also file a copy of the CDC Declaration that you provided to your landlord with the court in your response/answer.
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...