The CARES Act, passed on March 25, included much-needed federal eviction moratoriums for tenants in federally-supported properties. The country’s complicated housing finance system makes it difficult, however, for renters to know if they are protected, and some landlords are continuing to evict despite the moratoriums. NLIHC has created a searchable database and map of multifamily properties covered under the federal moratoriums to help renters and their allies know if they are protected.
The tool and map include data on affordable rental housing supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HUD, and USDA programs, and/or multifamily housing with mortgages insured by FHA or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. While the database is not yet exhaustive of all covered properties, NLIHC will continue to update it as new data become available.
The federal moratoriums protect some renters from eviction, but other renters are still at risk of losing their homes during the pandemic. The next COVID-19 spending package must include a uniform national moratorium on evictions and $100 billion in rental assistance to preserve affordable housing and prevent low-income renters from falling off a financial cliff when the moratoriums are lifted. Contact your member of Congress today!