CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June

Regulation | March 29, 2021 | by Juliana Bilowich

The CDC extended its eviction moratorium, further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. 

On March 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its eviction moratorium for non-payment of rent. Through the 90-day extension, the moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021 is now extended through June 30, 2021. The revised order states:

"Although daily incidence of COVID-19 decreased and plateaued between January and March 25, 2021, widespread transmission continues at high levels, making the Order still necessary, especially given that previous plateaus have led to secondary and tertiary phases of acceleration. Furthermore, the number of deaths per day continues at levels comparable to or higher than when this Order was established in September 2020."

The CDC Order stated that the 90-day extension will allow for assessments of changes to the COVID-19 incidence, the influence of new variants, and the expansion of vaccine coverage. 

The Order also discussed data recently compiled by the Eviction Lab at Princeton University that shows more than an estimated 1 million fewer evictions in 2020 than in the previous year due to various Federal, state, and local eviction moratoria.

In response to the CDC announcement, the White House released a fact sheet with additional resources, including an explanation of how various federal entities will help enforce and spread the word about the extended eviction moratorium. 

HUD's Office of Multifamily said in an email on March 29 that it will include revised guidance on this extension in its forthcoming COVID-19 Questions & Answers.