On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an eviction moratorium order that is in effect from September 4, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The temporary moratorium on evictions extends vital protections to tens of millions of renters at risk of eviction for nonpayment of rent during the global pandemic. The order applies to eligible renters in all jurisdictions, except where local state, local, or tribal areas have an eviction moratorium that provides greater protection. To be protected, a renter must submit a signed declaration to their landlord. The CDC has provided a model declaration form.
Since back rent will be due after the moratorium expires, The Arc will continue to advocate for needed rental assistance to protect renters and landlords who rely on rental income to maintain and operate their properties. For more information, go here and here.