C.D.C. has recently announced Federal Government is implementing a national moratorium on residential evictions until the end of 2020.
The move received an adverse reaction from housing experts as this 4-month extension will only extend a financial cliff for renters to fall off of when the moratorium expires and back rent is owed. Another concern with this catch-22 solution is that it will affect landlords, who must continue to meet their financial obligations to continue to provide shelter to their residents.
It is possible that landlord industry groups or others will sue to stop it, in which case it will be up to the courts to decide.
If you are a renter, you might be eligible if you
- Have used your best efforts to obtain any and all forms of government rental assistance.
- Continue to make best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full amount due as circumstances may permit.
- You experience a substantial loss of household income, a layoff or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses.
- Are to become homeless due to eviction.
- Received a stimulus check or expect to earn less than $99,000 in 2020.