The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a national ban on evictions that lasts until Dec. 31 to help the millions of individuals and families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports suggest that nearly 40 million individuals are at risk of losing their homes. Ban does the following:
- Stops the eviction of anyone who has lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Puts the onus on renters to meet five requirements they must attest to under penalty of law.
- You’ve looked for financial assistance.
- You don’t expect to earn more than $99,000 in 2020 or more than $198,000 if filing jointly.
- You can’t pay your full rent amount because of lost income or “extraordinary” medical expenses.
- You’ve tried to pay as much of your rent as financial feasible.
- You face homelessness or live in a shelter or crowded dwelling.
What the ban doesn’t do:
- Prohibit late fees
- Allows tenants off the hook for back rent they owe.
- Provides financial support for people at risk and in need.
State-level bans like the one in place until Oct.1 in Florida remain in effect until those are lifted. Here’s a list of state eviction bans and their provisions.