A federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is in effect from September 4, 2020 to March 31, 2021. 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 federal eviction moratorium, does, however, have significant shortcomings that undermine its public health impacts. Congress should extend the federal eviction moratorium through the duration of the public emergency and address the moratorium’s shortcomings by improving and enforcing the order. Congress should also provide additional resources and protections to address the health and housing needs of America’s lowest-income resources and people experiencing homelessness. See NLIHC’s top priorities for the next COVID-19 relief bill.

This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states.

Visit our searchable database and map which allows some renters to identify if their home is covered by the CARES Act eviction moratoriums.

Updated on March 15, 2021.