The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide moratorium on evictions to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 went into effect. Since the housing instability could be one of the major factors in the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC aims to prevent homelessness during the pandemic.
If you’re someone that cannot keep up with your rent, you can fill out the CDC Declaration Form for Evictions. This will prevent your landlord from evicting you. However, you can’t just go and file this form to avoid evictions. There are rules that still apply to individuals.
Here is the preview of CDC Declaration Form Eviction.
CDC Eviction Moratorium Requirements
- You must make less than $99,000 if single or $198,000 if filing a joint return.
- You’ve used your best efforts to seek state and local rental assistance programs
- You were unable to make the full rent due to significant loss of household income, hours of work, lay-off or unreimbursed medical expenses.
- You made efforts to make partial rent payments timely.
- You are at risk of being homeless or live in close quarters with others in a cramped place if you were evicted.
As long as you meet all the conditions mentioned above, the CDC eviction moratorium will come in handy.
One update that came is that the CDC extended the duration of the eviction moratorium. It was originally set to expire on December 31, 2020. With the latest improvements, it has been extended to January 31, 2021. If you’re at risk of becoming homeless, make sure to sign this declaration and provide a copy of it to your landlord or anyone else that has the right to evict you under your rental agreement.