WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a national order temporarily halting residential evictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.
This order is more expansive than the now-expired moratorium issued in the spring.
To be eligible, a renter must meet five requirements.
must have made best effort to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;
either (i) expects to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for calendar year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), (ii) was not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment under the CARES Act;
be unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses;
is making best effort to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances may permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses; and
eviction would likely render the individual homeless—or force the individual to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared-living setting—because the individual has no other available housing options.
The order takes effect Sept. 4, 2020, and expires after Dec. 31, 2020.
Last month, the Texas Supreme Court extended its emergency order on evictions until the end of September.
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Source: New York Times