CDC Files National Eviction Moratorium
On September 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed an order in the Federal Register to temporarily halt residential evictions through December 31, 2020, for renters who meet certain income and COVID-19 impact criteria. However, the order states that the federal moratorium, "does not apply in any state, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this order."
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is in the process of analyzing this new order so please stay tuned for future updates. In addition, the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) is conducting a thorough analysis to determine how this order will impact the State of Florida, which already has specific eviction restrictions in place via executive orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis. FAA will issue an email update to members once this analysis is complete.
NAA has issued preliminary guidance to help multifamily owners and oeprators understand the new order. Please click on the link below to access this guidance. Note: this guidance is not intended to be state specific and should be used in conjunction with advice from local legal counsel to interpret these requirements in light of existing federal, state and local eviction laws.
To help unpack the order, The National Apartment Association (NAA) and The Texas Apartment Association (TAA) are sponsoring a free 75-minute webinar, "Understanding the CDC Eviction Moratorium," on Thursday, September 10th at 3pm EST. Follow the link below to reserve your spot!
This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will be pushing out updates to our membership as quickly as possible to keep you up to date.