CDC Eviction Order Extended until June 30. 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a national moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent from January 31, 2021 through July 30, 2021. 

Tenants seeking protection under the moratorium are required to submit a declaration statement to their landlord about their inability to make rent payments.

The declaration must include statements about:

  • your efforts to obtain government assistance
  • your income
  • your inability to pay rent due to loss of income or work or significant medical expenses
  • your efforts to try to make full or partial rent payments
  • the likelihood that eviction would cause them to live in a homeless shelter or another residence that would place them in close quarters with others

Print and fill out this form to prepare your declaration statement. A copy of the Declaration in Spanish can be found here, and a copy of the Declaration in Marshallese can be found here. 

You may also use this Interactive Fillable Form to assist in crafting your declaration. 

Once you have completed the declaration statement, give it to your landlord. Keep proof that you sent this statement to them.

Landlords who violate the order are subject to severe criminal penalties, including fines of $100,000 or more, imprisonment, or both.

The moratorium does not prohibit evictions for reasons other than nonpayment of rent. It also does not relieve tenants of any obligation to pay rent owed or any late fees or other penalties. You are encouraged to continue paying rent if you are able to avoid any large amounts due following the expiration of the moratorium. Tenants protected by the moratorium will still have to pay all rent due under the lease when the moratorium ends.

Free legal assistance may be available for affected tenants. Apply online from anywhere in the state, or apply over the phone based upon your location:

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Posted: September 3, 2020