HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) sent an email to all public housing agency (PHA) directors alerting them to the temporary extension to January 31, 2021 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order banning evictions for nonpayment of rent (see Memo, 9/8/20 and 10/13/20). In order to receive this eviction protection, tenants must sign a declaration that is attached to the CDC Order. Residents who previously submitted a declaration should not be asked to resubmit and should have continued protections until January 31, 2021.
PIH reminds PHAs that nothing in the CDC order prevents landlords from charging or collecting fees, penalties, or interest as a result of a tenant’s inability to pay rent on a timely basis. Evictions unrelated to nonpayment of rent can still take place. Any state, local, tribal, or territorial area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection can supersede the CDC order.
The PIH email is at: https://bit.ly/2Xm5SrE
The new CDC declaration form in English is at: https://bit.ly/3biy6vm
The new CDC declaration form in Spanish is at: https://bit.ly/3s65yuY
The original CDC declaration form in many languages is on NLIHC’s National Moratorium webpage at: https://bit.ly/2XhiGPJ
PIH CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs (November 18, 2020) are at: https://bit.ly/3bokRcR