Evictions Halted until 2021

Evictions are Halted until 2021

Evictions Halted until 2021

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in an agency order that all evictions are halted until 2021. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for Americans who have lost their job to pay monthly rent or mortgage, resulting in possible evictions from their place of residence.

The CDC declaration states, “Under this Order, a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person [3with a legal right to pursue eviction or possessory action, shall not evict any covered person from any residential property in any jurisdiction to which this Order applies during the effective period of the Order. This Order does not apply in any State, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this Order. Nor does this order apply to American Samoa, which has reported no cases of COVID-19, until such time as cases are reported.”

This offers a boost to countless Americans who have fallen on hard times, whether it be a job loss or other unexpected expenses having to do with the pandemic. Rent is often one of, if not the most expensive bill an individual has to pay in his or her life. In these circumstances, there might be a situation where someone cannot afford their monthly payment due to job loss despite the high rent fee every month. Instead of being evicted and making things worse, they now have extra time to figure out what their situation is, and perhaps come up with a road map to how they are going to pay off their rent.

While this order only extends until December 31 of 2020, it is possible the CDC could issue an extension if conditions in the United States do not improve by then. The intent of this order, however, is not financially motivated. The original intent of it is to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. If someone has to move, they will undoubtedly increase their odds of getting the virus, thus exposing and potentially spreading it to people around them. If a person does not have to move and has a moratorium which the CDC is offering, that is the ideal situation for all parties involved.

We hope this information on Evictions Halted until 2021 is helpful to you.

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