The CDC announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue a limited eviction moratorium – starting August 3, 2021 through October 3, 2021 – for renters living in communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases!
This Order is a temporary eviction moratorium to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This Order does not relieve any individual of any obligation to pay rent, make a housing payment, or comply with any other obligation that the individual may have under a tenancy, lease, or similar contract. Nothing in this Order precludes the charging or collecting of fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the failure to pay rent or other housing payment on a timely basis, under the terms of any applicable contract.
The new moratorium:
- Covers all renters living in communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, an estimated 90% of all renters; and
- Protects renters for up to two months, through October 3.
To determine if you are currently living in a community experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, please click this link https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view. The counties in Orange are considered communities with substantial COVID-19 cases and are covered under the moratorium.