HUD Issues Memo, Q&A on Extended Eviction Moratorium

Regulation | April 02, 2021 | by Juliana Bilowich

HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing issued an updated memo to housing providers and a set of Q&As related to the CDC order to temporarily halt residential evictions, including its extension until June 30, 2021.

Following the CDC's extension of the eviction moratorium for non-payment of rent until June 30, 2021, HUD issued a memo and a set of Q&As to housing providers. 

The memo was issued on April 1 by Toby Halliday, the Director of Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight at HUD's Multifamily Housing Programs. "In addition to extending the effective period date, the updated Order also includes newly available modeling projections and observational data from COVID-19 incidence comparisons across states that have implemented and lifted eviction moratoria, which demonstrates the ongoing public health rationale for the extension," Halliday writes in the memo to Multifamily Housing stakeholders.

The memo goes to on to emphasize the fact that rent is still due and residents need to continue complying with lease terms; evictions unrelated to nonpayment of rent can still take place.

Separately, HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs released a set of Q&As to answer common questions about the eviction moratorium extension. Modelled similarly to Multifamily Housing's COVID-19 for housing providers, the Eviction Moratorium Q&A covers various questions over 5 pages, including moratorium applicability and the resident declaration.