As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves devastating effects for everyone -especially the most vulnerable- the US Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) to aid both individuals and businesses who have been severely affected.
The CARES Act included a provision which granted a 120-day moratorium on eviction filings as well as other protections for tenants in certain rental properties with federal assistance or federally related financing.
These measures -such as temporary eviction moratoria and rent freezes- were set to mitigate the impact on public health caused by tenant displacement during the outbreak, and expired on July 24, 2020.
According to the CDC, preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, reason why CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recently signed an extension further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments.
The moratorium, intended to be the final extension, was initially scheduled to expire on June 30 and will now be extended through July 31, 2021.