NLIHC: Trump Administration Issues CDC Eviction Moratorium Guidance to Benefit Landlords over Renters
October 13, 2020
The Trump administration issued on October 9 harmful new guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) eviction moratorium for nonpayment of rent. The guidance grants landlords additional power and creates new burdens for renters seeking moratorium protections.
The CDC instated on September 4 a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent for tenants who meet certain eligibility criteria and who submit a signed declaration of eligibility to their landlord. While the new guidance does not rescind this vital protection, it allows landlords to challenge tenant declarations and allows landlords to initiate eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent at any time, although an actual eviction of a covered tenant cannot take place until the moratorium expires on January 1, 2021.
Courtesy of NLIHC