National Federal Eviction Moratorium 

Learn About Protections and Steps Renters Must Take!

The Biden administration announced on June 24 an extension of the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through July 31, 2021, and that it will implement a whole-of-government approach to prevent an historic wave of evictions this summer. The moratorium was set to expire on June 30.

These actions from the White House extend an essential lifeline to millions of renters who remain behind on rent and would be at heightened risk of eviction when the moratorium expires. Extending the moratorium through July gives state and local governments more time to distribute more than $46 billion in emergency rental assistance (ERA) to those most in need. The administration’s whole-of-government effort to stem evictions and help ensure ERA is provided efficiently, effectively, and equitably can keep families safely housed and bolster the administration’s efforts to contain COVID-19. While in many areas in the U.S. vaccinations rates are up and COVID-19 caseloads are down, communities with lower vaccination rates and more COVID-19 cases tend to be the same communities that have large numbers of renters at heightened risk of eviction.

El gobierno de Biden anunció el 24 de junio una extensión de la moratoria federal de desalojos emitida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) hasta el 31 de julio de 2021, y que implementará un enfoque de todo el gobierno para evitar una ola histórica de desalojos este verano. La moratoria expiraba el 30 de junio.

Estas acciones de la Casa Blanca extienden un salvavidas esencial a millones de inquilinos que se quedan atrás en el alquiler y estarían en mayor riesgo de desalojo cuando expire la moratoria. La extensión de la moratoria hasta julio le da a los gobiernos estatales y locales más tiempo para distribuir más de $46 mil millones en asistencia de alquiler de emergencia (ERA) a los más necesitados. El esfuerzo de todo el gobierno de la administración para detener los desalojos y ayudar a garantizar que la ERA se proporcione de manera eficiente, efectiva y equitativa puede mantener a las familias alojadas de manera segura y reforzar los esfuerzos de la administración para contener el COVID-19. Si bien en muchas áreas de Estados Unidos las tasas de vacunación han aumentado y el número de casos de COVID-19 ha bajado, las comunidades con tasas de vacunación más bajas y con más casos de COVID-19 tienden a ser las mismas comunidades que tienen un gran número de inquilinos con mayor riesgo de desalojo.

What’s Next?

To be protected, qualified renters facing eviction should immediately provide a signed declaration to their landlords. For more details about the moratorium and a sample declaration that renters can use, read NLIHC’s and NHLP’s Overview of National Eviction Moratorium and our National Eviction Moratorium: FAQ for Renters [Español]. ​​​​The CDC has translated the declaration form in alternative languages:

You can file a complaint against your landlord if they violate the federal eviction moratorium with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). You can learn about your rights as a renter and how to report landlords who violate the CDC eviction moratorium at

Learn More

Join NLIHC’s national call on HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing every Monday at 2:30-4:00 pm ET to learn more about what you can do to prevent evictions this summer, fall, and beyond.

Thank you for your advocacy!