CDC Announces Limited Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an order placing a moratorium on evictions for sixty days in areas across the United States “experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2.” The previous CDC moratorium expired on July 31, 2021. Despite previous statements this would be the final eviction moratorium, the CDC argued that the extension allows renters additional rent relief time particularly if they need to isolate or be quarantined as well as additional time to increase vaccination rates. A group of landlords have filed a lawsuit in federal court to block this new moratorium; the case is pending.  

A copy of the CDC’s press release on the moratorium can be found here and the full order can be found here.