- posted: Oct. 19, 2023
New Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Eviction Ban is Now Limited
The whole country has been counting down the days to the end of the eviction moratorium on August 31st, 2021. Eviction procedures would resume, leaving millions of renters facing uncertainty regarding their future. On August 3rd, however, the moratorium's end was halted by the new moratorium extension, which is now expected to stop evictions until October 3rd. This time, though, the moratorium would be limited.
How is the New Eviction Moratorium Different?
Although the eviction moratorium has been extended, there are some different criteria that you should be aware of -- if you don't meet these, then chances are the moratorium will not be extended for you:
The new moratorium will only ban evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission
It will only cover counties that are experiencing “High” or “Substantial” community spread as deemed by the CDC’S COVID Data Tracker, which you can find in the COVID-19 Integrated County View.
Evictions will continue on counties experiencing “Moderate” spread or less
As of August 1, the new moratorium covers 80% of counties across the U.S. and around 90% of renters in the U.S.
Why was the Eviction Ban Extended?
The CDC’s new order to halt evictions is a response to new developments in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely the rise of the Delta variant. It comes after pressure from progressives in the House for the Biden administration to renew the moratorium. The administration refused, arguing it wouldn’t be able to do so without congressional authorization, given the Supreme Court had already voted against it. Despite this, the CDC decided to ignore the ruling and extend the moratorium, which as President Biden remarked, is a decision that is expected to be challenged in court. This, however, would still grant extra time for people behind on rent, who can still apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program | OTDA (ny.gov), and for the programs to distribute aid.
If you think you are being wrongfully evicted, consult a New York tenant-landlord rights attorney at Outerbridge Law.