New Eviction Moratorium Leaves Landlords In Limbo

An eviction moratorium issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is drawing a chorus of disapproval from rental housing advocates who say the action is overly burdensome and interferes with their own obligations to provide safe and affordable housing. The moratorium halts evictions for renters who expect to earn less than $99,000 this year on their own or less than $198,000 if they file jointly. It also applies to any renter who did not report income in 2019 or received a stimulus check earlier this year. To qualify, tenants must provide a sworn declaration that states an eviction would leave them homeless or force them into “close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting,” and they must affirm that they have used “best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing.” Click to read more at