Versions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium “declaration” form in nine languages is currently available on NLIHC’s National Moratorium webpage. Tenants must provide a declaration to their landlord to avoid being evicted for being unable to pay the rent. The moratorium expires on December 31, 2020. Please share the translations of the declaration form widely so that as many people as possible can be protected from eviction. Check NLIHC’s National Moratorium webpage periodically, as additional languages might be added.
A federal eviction moratorium issued by the CDC is in effect from September 4, 2020 to December 31, 2020 (see Memo, 9/8). 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. NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) have prepared an Overview of National Eviction Moratorium and NLIHC also has National Eviction Moratorium: FAQ for Renters
The federal eviction moratorium is essential relief for struggling renters, but it merely postpones evictions – it does not prevent them. When the moratorium expires on December 31, 2020, back rent will be due, and many renters will be unable to pay. In the meantime, small landlords who rely on rental income to maintain and operate their properties will increasingly struggle to pay their bills. Congress must provide at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep renters stably housed during and after the pandemic and to ensure we don’t lose any of our country’s essential housing stock.
The translated versions of the declaration form are on NLIHC’s National Moratorium webpage at: https://bit.ly/35Lfxx3
Detailed legal analysis is available on NHLP’s webpage at: https://bit.ly/2Hc8qDO
The Arabic, (simplified) Chinese, Creole, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions were created in concert with NHLP and the Alliance for Housing Justice. NLIHC provided the traditional Chinese version and will soon have a Somali version. Legal Action Wisconsin provided the Hmong version.