The CARES Act provides a temporary moratorium on evictions for most residents of federally subsidized apartments, including those supported by HUD, USDA or Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments) as well a moratorium on filings for evictions for renters in homes covered by federally-backed (FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac) mortgages for 120 days after enactment. NLIHC has created a searchable database and map of multifamily properties covered under the federal moratoriums to help renters know if they are protected. While the database is not yet exhaustive of all covered properties, NLIHC will continue to update it as new data become available.

State and Local Actions

State Actions 

Connecticut

Foreclosures and evictions have been paused by Court Order

Delaware

Evictions have been paused by Judiciary

Indiana

There has been a Governor-ordered pause on tenant evictions.

Kentucky

Evictions have been paused by Judiciary

Maryland

Foreclosures and Evictions paused by order of the Governor where nonpayment caused by reduced income due to pandemic.

Massachusetts

Ban on evictions introduced in state legislature.

Minnesota

Both foreclosure and evictions have been defined by the judiciary as “low priority cases” and are to be paused.

New York

Evictions are paused and the Governor announced a suspension on mortgage payments.

New Jersey

Governor declared an indefinite moratorium on evictions and the removal of people from foreclosed homes. The state legislature is also working to pass language expanding the order.

North Carolina

All non-emergency legal matters paused (Interpreted as banning evictions and foreclosure proceedings)

Pennsylvania

All tenant and foreclosure evictions are paused by judiciary.

South Carolina

All evictions and foreclosures will be paused by the judiciary.

Texas

All evictions will be paused by the judiciary.

Virgnia

Non-emergency legal matters will be paused by the judiciary.

Washington

Evictions of tenants have been paused by the Governor.

Local Actions

Austin

Pause on non-emergency evictions.

Atlanta

Pause on tenant evictions.

Baltimore

Pause on evictions

Camden

Evictions and sheriff sales stopped.

Chicago

Sheriff’s Office suspends all evictions.

Dayton

Court is suspending eviction cases.

Detroit

Paused all non-custody matters.

LA

Ban on tenant evictions.

Miami

Sherriff’s office pausing evictions and sales.

Newark

Evictions paused.

Nashville

Paused eviction hearings.

New Orleans

All residential evictions paused.

NYC

Order to suspend evictions for 3 months.

Oakland

Evictions paused by judiciary.

Orlando

Sherriff halts evictions.

San Diego

Pause on rental evictions for nonpayment of rent due to pandemic.

San Francisco

Sherriff’s office pausing evictions and the Mayor ordered eviction moratorium for nonpayment of rent due to pandemic.

San Jose

Pause on evictions for nonpayment of rent due to pandemic.

Seattle

Pause on evictions for nonpayment of rent

Stockton

Temporary halt on evictions for those affected by pandemic + high risk tenants.

DC

Evictions for tenants and foreclosed homes paused.

Philadelphia

Courts have stayed evictions and foreclosures.

Pittsburgh

Courts have stayed evictions and foreclosures.

Portland

City announced that no evictions for tenants or mortgagees will occur – for those who are affected by loss of income – they’ll receive a six month grace period.