WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the national eviction ban through July 31, 2021.
The moratorium had been set to expire June 30.
To be eligible, a renter must meet five requirements:
The individual must have made his best effort to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing.
The individual either (i) earned no more than $99,000 in annual income for calendar year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), or expects to earn no more than $99,000 ($198,000 jointly) in calendar year 2021, (ii) was not required to report any income in 2020 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment.
He must 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.
The individual is making his best effort to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses.
Eviction would likely render the individual homeless—or force the individual to move into close quarters in a new congregate or shared-living setting—because the individual has no other available housing options.
The CDC said this is the final time it will extend the moratorium.
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