CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium extended until June 30th, 2021
The CDC extended its federal eviction moratorium order through June 30, 2021. The announcement included modifications, while the core elements of the order remain in effect.
Three items of particular concern stand out from the CDC’s announcement:
While the order does not prohibit evictions for engaging in criminal activity while on the leased premises, covered persons may not be evicted on the sole basis that they are alleged to have committed the crime of trespass (or similar state-law offense);
Individuals who have, who might have been exposed to, or who might have COVID-19 should not be evicted on the grounds that they pose a health or safety threat to other residents; and
Covered persons may use any written document in place of the declaration form, if it includes the required information in the form, or use a form translated into other languages.