StateJurisdictionTypeNumberStatusPurposeLink
Arizona  Court OrderAdministrative Order No. 2021 -129 (corrected)Updated on 8/11/21Requires that participating landlords agree not to evict tenants for non-payment for at least 30 days following payment, or to suspend or dismiss active cases against tenants.https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/22/admorder/Orders21/2021-129-Corrected.pdf?ver=2021-08-11-142403-683

https://des.az.gov/ERAP
California LegislationAB 832Signed into law on 6/28/21Extends the state’s eviction moratorium through 9/30/ 21; limits evictions where rental assistance is denied until 9/30/24; increases the value of the reimbursement the state’s emergency rental assistance program provides to cover 100% of past-due and prospective rent payments, offers direct tenant assistance and direct landlord assistance if tenant has vacated apartment; requires landlords and property owners to testify that they have applied for emergency rental assistance or cooperated with a tenant applying for ERA before moving forward with an eviction; requires landlord to mitigate damages where seeking COVID-19 rental debt through 7/1/27; seals eviction records for cases from 3/4/20-9/30/21https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB832
California LegislationAB 1487Proposed 8/30/2021
Enrolled on 9/14/21
Establishes a Homeless Prevention Fund to fund legal aid for California tenants who can't afford a lawyer.https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1487
CaliforniaSanta AnaOrdinanceORDINANCE NO. NS- 3009Passed on 11/19/2021Limits rent increases in most buildings to no more than 3% during any 12-month period, or 80% of the consumer price index change for the year, whichever is less. (If there’s no inflation in a year, rents cannot go up at all.)https://www.santa-ana.org/sites/default/files/cd/Housing/Santa-Ana-Rent-Stabilization-Standard-Ordinance-CC-10.19.21-(2nd-reading)-adopted.pdf
Colorado LegislationHB 20-1009Effective as of 12/1/20Requires courts to suppress records of eviction cases while they are moving through the court process and keep them hidden if the tenant wins.https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb20-1009
Colorado LegislationHB20-1332Effective as of 1/1/21Adds discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. Landlords are prohibited from refusing to rent or lease an apartment based on a person’s source of income, including housing subsidies that tenants may use to pay their rent.https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb20-1332
Colorado LegislationSB 21-173Effective as of 10/1/2021Limits late fees charged to residential tenants, establishes that tenants may pay rental arrears at any time during the eviction process until the time of judgement, and creates additional protections for tenants facing eviction.https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-173
Colorado Executive OrderOrders D 2021 122, D 2021 124, D 2021 125, D 2021 129Signed into law on 7/30/2021; extended 3 times.Amends the Disaster Recovery Order to provide tenants who have a pending application for emergency rental assistance with a 30-day period beginning on August 1.DPO COVID-19 Guidance and Emergency Regulations | Division of Professions and Occupations (colorado.gov)
ColoradoBoulderOrdinance841211/2020Right to Counselhttps://library.municode.com/co/boulder/ordinances/municipal_code?nodeId=1048833
ColoradoDenverOrdinanceCB 21-0420Effective as of 1/1/2022Requires all landlords to have a license to rent by 2024.https://denver.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4906155&GUID=5DF5…
ColoradoDenverOrdinanceCB 21-0529Effective as of 9/1/2021Gives people facing eviction proceedings access to attorneys for free, improving their chances of staying housed. The ordinance only applies to people earning 80 percent or less of the area median income.https://denver.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4927148&GUID=1A4A…
Connecticut LegislationHB 6689, SB 1202Signed into law 6/23/21Under budget bills H.B. 6689 and S.B. 1202, the Department of Housing will receive $10 million per year from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Fiscal Recovery Funds to support legal representation costs for tenants facing eviction, assistance to tenants at notice-to-quit stage, increases in tenants appearing in cases, and outreach to tenants.https://cga.ct.gov/2021/TOB/H/PDF/2021HB-06689-R00-HB.PDF

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2021/TOB/S/PDF/2021SB-01202-R00-SB.PDF
Connecticut LegislationHB 6531Signed into law 6/10/21Right to counsel: provides attorneys to low-income tenants facing evictions.https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2021&bill_num=6531
Connecticut Executive OrderNo. 12DSigned into law on 6/30/21Requires landlords to apply for rental assistance and give tenant 30 days notice to leave property before filing for eviction until 9/30/21. Any filing stayed 30 days. https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-12D.pdf
Delaware ERA Program Policy Effective as of 7/15/21Conditionally approves applications with an active eviction status, paying out applicants once the court provides a document saying the eviction case has been withdrawn, satisfied, or resolved via agreement.https://decovidhousinghelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CF14ASL-DEHAP-JP-Stipulation-Final.pdf
District of Columbia OrdinanceDC 16-501, 16-502Passed on 5/3/21Extends eviction moratorium until January 1, 2022. DC Code 16-502 requires summons be served 30 days in advance of an initial court hearing.https://dccouncil.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Eviction-and-Utility-Moratorium-TEMP.pdf
District of Columbia LegislationB24-0468Introduced on 11/1/21Recognizes rental assistance applications as an affirmative defense to eviction and allows housing providers to file eviction cases in Superior Court for non-payment of rent on October 12, 2021, only if 60 days have elapsed since the initiation or submission of an emergency rental assistance program application. A landlord may also file an eviction case if the tenant is not is eligible for ERA, provided, that an application is not pending or under appeal, beginning January 1, 2022. The bill also requires that a summons be served 30 days in advance of an initial court hearing.https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B24-0468
FloridaDaytona BeachOrdinanceOrdinance No. 2021-323Enacted on 10/6/21Prohibits source of income discrimination in the rental of residential dwelling units within the city and provides for enforcement and penalties.https://library.municode.com/fl/daytona_beach/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=1111340
FloridaHillsborough CountyOrdinanceOrdinance No. 21-7Enacted on 3/3/21Amends Hillsborough County Code of Laws and Ordinances pertaining to a Tenant’s Bill of Rights to prohibit source of income discriminations and require a written notice of late fees.https://library.municode.com/fl/hillsborough_county/ordinances/code_of_ordinances,_part_a?nodeId=1071583
Hawai'i LegislationHB 1376 HD2 SD2 CD1Signed into law on 6/16/21Requires landlords to participate in mediation sessions requested by tenants as part of the eviction process.https://capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1376&year=2021
Hawai'i LegislationHB 1376, Act 57Signed into law on 6/21/21Changes the state’s eviction procedures for non-payment of rent and encourages landlords and tenants to first enter mediation before evictions proceed to the courts. Act 57 gives time and a process for landlords and tenants to work together on a payment plan so landlords can begin getting the back rent owed and tenants can remain in their homes.https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1376&year=2021

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2021/bills/HB1376_CD1_.htm
Illinois Court Order Ruled on 7/15/21The Illinois Supreme Court announced an amendment to Order M.R. 30370 concerning residential evictions. Timed to coincide with the resumption of eviction filings effective August 1, 2021, the amended Order provides for a one-month period in which the judiciary will focus on referring newly filed cases to State programs providing financial assistance to landlords and tenants.https://ilcourtsaudio.blob.core.windows.net/antilles-resources/resources/29c5b618-e802-4169-860b-b209fcc08f76/M.R.%2030370%20-%20Response%20to%20COVID-19%20Emergency%20-%20Residential%20Eviction%20Proceedings%20-%2007-15-21.pdf
Illinois Court Order; Policy Issued on 9/13/21The Illinois Supreme Court order requires all summons issued in residential eviction cases to include a notice regarding the availability of court-based rental assistance.https://ilcourtsaudio.blob.core.windows.net/antilles-resources/resources/31d2fff7-d508-4508-a644-6999617aaa36/M.R.%2030370%20In%20re:%20Illinois%20Courts%20Response%20to%20COVID-19%20Emergency%20/%20Court-Based%20Rental%20Assistance%20Program%20-%2009-13-21.pdf
Illinois LegislationHB 2877Signed into law 5/17/21Creates the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Act. Establishes eviction-sealing provisions for cases filed before and during the coronavirus pandemic and prohibits tenant screening companies from reporting sealed eviction records. The law also provides foreclosure protections for homeowners and small landlords by halting judicial sales and orders of possession through July 31, 2021.https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2877&GAID=16&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=131766&SessionID=110
Illinois Executive Order/Court OrderExecutive Order 2021-13Ruled on 9/21/21The Illinois Supreme Court extended its order providing a temporary stay in certain eviction cases against covered persons to October 3, putting it in line with the governor’s executive order that kept the eviction moratorium for certain covered persons in place through October 3.https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.ex…
 
IllinoisChicagoOrdinance Passed on 6/20; Amended on 7/21The COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance provides additional eviction protections to tenants who inform their landlords in writing of their inability to pay their rent due to a "COVID-19 Impact." The ordinance goes into effect for the 60 days after Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Executive Order, which limits evictions for those impacted by COVID-19, expires on October 3, 2021.

Tenants who notify their landlords of a COVID-19 Impact will have the five-day notice period extended by seven days, for a total of 12 days. During the 12-day period, the landlord must contact the tenant and try to work out with the tenant a plan to avoid eviction.

Landlords that received a Tenant Notice of COVID-19 Impact must register with the City of Chicago's Department of Housing, with some exceptions. The purpose of requiring landlords to register is to notify them of the availability of additional rental assistance options as they become available and to provide tenants with access to additional resources.
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh/provdrs/renters/svcs/know-your-rights--covid-19-protection-ordinance.html
IllinoisCook CountyCourt Order; PolicyGAO 2020-09Issued on 4/22/21The general administrative order refers newly filed eviction and consumer debt cases to the Early Resolution Program for Muncipal Development (ERP) to prevent eviction and develop settlement agreement options. Services under the ERP include brief legal services, conflict resolution, and/or financial assistance, like emergency rental assistance.https://www.cookcountycourt.org/Portals/0/Chief%20Judge/General%20Administrative%20Orders/4.22.21%20GAO%202020-09%20Amended%20(with%20attachment).pdf

https://www.cookcountylegalaid.org/
IllinoisCook CountyERA Program Policy  The Cook County Sherrif has implemented a rental assistance program notice, stating that the landlord may not be able to pursue an eviction for reasons that are restricted under any rental assistance program. The Sherrif's office also requires that a verification of non-rental assistance form must be completed and submitted before an eviction is scheduled. The Sherrif's office is also distributing inforamaton about available emergency rent assistance.https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/eviction-update/
IllinoisRock Island (14th Judicial Circuit)Court Order  Launched 2/1/20The Rock Island County Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) provides tenants and landlords with the opportunity to resolve eviction cases without the need for a trial before the judge. All eviction cases at this time have access to mediation services provided by volunteer court-certified mediators and an eligibility assessment for emergency services and financial assistance. Tenants that are income-eligible may also have the opportunity to seek a legal consultation with an attorney. There is no cost charged to the landlord or tenant for these services.https://www.rockislandcounty.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=ID&ItemID=44960
Indiana Court OrderSupreme Court Case No. 21S-MS-422Effective as of 11/1/21Establishes Indiana's Pre-Eviction Diversion Program. The Indiana Supreme Court ordered a statewide implementation of the pre-eviction diversion program to enable faster distribution of rental assistance to landlords and tenants. The order establishes a free Landlord and Tenant Settlement Conference Program, stalls evictions for 90 days, and seals tenants' eviction records, if both parties agree to seek rental assistance.https://www.in.gov/courts/files/order-other-2021-21S-MS-422a.pdf
Kentucky ERA Program Policy  Requires landlords who accept emergency rental assistance (ERA) to not evict for any past rent due not covered by the ERA program, give 30 days' notice for any future eviction (not to be initiated until at least 45 days after assistance concludes), and agree to terms of Kentucky's Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund settlement agreement, including submitting all necessary paperwork.https://teamkyhherf.ky.gov/
KentuckyLexington-Fayette CountyERA Program Policy  Requires landlords who accept emergency rental assistance (ERA) to forgive all late fees, penalties, and interest related to non-payment of rent; not evict for past due rent prior to March 2020; and give 45 days’ notice for any future eviction (not to be initiated until at least 30 days after assistance concludes).https://www.lexingtonky.gov/renthelp
KentuckyLouisvilleOrdinanceO-132-21Passed on 4/22/2021Establishes a Right to counsel program for tenants that have at least one child and are under 125% AMI. The program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act and will run for at least one year.https://louisville.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4922202&GUID=D60DDAD1-DF28-48A2-9C14-399D7B09086A&Options=&Search=&FullText=1
Louisiana ERA Program Policy  Requires landlords who apply for emergency rental assistance to forgive all penalties, interest, and court costs related to rent incurred between April 2020 and date of remittance of program rental assistance. Participating landlords cannot evict a tenant for past due rent prior to April 2020 or evict a tenant for at least 60 days after assistance ends unless eviction is for cause. Under the ERAP Program, “for cause” shall not include the following eviction filings: “owner wants possession,” “non-renewal of lease” or “non-payment of rent.”https://www.lastaterent.com/how-to-apply

https://erap.lacovidhousing.com/program-overview
LouisianaNew OrleansERA Program Policy Passed on 2/10/21Landlords that accept ERA funds will not be able to evict tenants for 180 days without good cause.https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/update/mayor-s-office-announces-rental-assistance-program/
LouisianaJefferson ParishERA Program Policy  Prohibits landlords that accept ERA funds from evicting tenants for non-payment until 30 days after the assistance ends.Information acquired through NLIHC communication with ERA program.
LouisianaLafayette ParishERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlords to not evict a tenant for at least 90 days after the assistance ends and forgive late fees, penalties, interest, portions of rent exceeding fair market rent, and court costs.http://catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/lafayette-emergency-assistance-program
LouisianaNew OrleansERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlords to sign an agreement that states the following: "I agree that for 90 days following the signing of this agreement I can only evict the tenant or not renew the lease for criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or peaceful possession of others. I agree that from day 91 to 180 following the signing of this agreement I can only evict the tenant or not renew his/her lease for good cause. "https://nola.gov/nola/media/Community-Development/Files/NOERAP-Landlord-Application_fillable.pdf
Maine LegislationLD 1508Passed on 6/21/21“An Act to Reduce Homelessness by Reducing Evictions” (L.D.1508) mandates that landlords attach a “plain-language notice” written by the judicial branch to all future eviction notices. The notice will include key information for tenants about the eviction process, how to request mediation, and how to access rent relief and legal assistance.http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280080441
MarylandBaltimoreOrdinanceCOUNCIL BILL 20-0625Signed into law 12/7/2020Establishes Right to Counsel for tenants facing eviction, providing that the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development oversee the provision of counsel for individuals in certain matters involving eviction in Baltimore Cityhttps://baltimore.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4659244&GUID=77F2AE9E-8F22-4DA9-8248-775803D3C766&Options=ID|Text|&Search=20-0625
Maryland LegislationHB 18 / SB 154Passed on 5/28/21H.B.18, "Access to Counsel in Evictions," mandates that all income-eligible renters will have access to free legal counsel in evictions and subsidy terminations by 2025, and it requires landlords to send tenants a 10-day notice of intent to file an eviction complaint for past due rent.https://legiscan.com/MD/bill/HB18/2021

https://legiscan.com/MD/bill/SB154/2021
MarylandAnne Arundel CountyERA Program Policy  Requires landlord to sign agreement, which prevents evictions from occurring for up to 90 days after Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) assistance is provided.https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/news/county-executive-acds-announce-changes-to-eviction-protection-process
MarylandBaltimoreERA Program Policy  Includes a provision in that rental assistance contract that requires landlord to not to evict a tenant for 90 days.https://www.wbaltv.com/article/some-baltimore-landlords-refuse-to-accept-eviction-prevention-funds/37580521#
MarylandMontgomery CountyERA Program Policy  Prioritizes ERA applicants that provide a copy or photo of their court summons or judgment. Tenant must state if they have a current hearing notice from the District Court, a Court Judgement, or a notice from the Sheriff's office for eviction. Grants renters the right to pay owed rent at any time. The landlord must accept the rent payment, and cancel the eviction process if rent is brought current.https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DHCA/covid-19/eviction_process_and_renters.html
MarylandPrince George's CountyERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to sign an agreement that states the landlord will not evict tenant for nonpayment for 90 days after the receipt of rental assistance payment.https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36175/2021-06-16-Documentation-for-A-Succesful-Application
MarylandMontgomery CountyOrdinanceCB 30-21Passed on 11/2/21The Extended Limitations Against Rent Increases and Late Fees Act of 2021 prohibits landlords from notifying tenants of a rent increase greater than the Voluntary Rent Guideline (VRG) until May 15, 2022. Further, if a tenant signs and gives the attestation form of low household income and COVID impact to their landlord, the bill requires the landlord to waive late fees charged to a tenant since March 5, 2020 and prohibits the landlord from charging late fees until May 15, 2022.https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/Resources/Files/agenda/col/2021/20211102/20211102_10A.pdf
Massachusetts LegislationChapter 20 of the Acts of 2021Signed into law on 6/2/21Pauses eviction proceedings for a set period of time while a household’s ERA application is in process.https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2021/Chapter20
Massachusetts LegislationChapter 257 of Acts of 2020Ruled on 8/26/21Bars evictions from being finalized if a tenant has a pending application for rental assistance.https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2020/Chapter257
Massachusetts Court Order6-20 (Third Amended)Effective as of 7/01/2021Establishes a two-tier eviction process, which offers an opportunity for mediation. The "tier-1 event" - held no sooner than 14 days after the complaint is entered - offers mediation and an opportunity for landlords and tenants to be connected to ERA options. If there is a pending application for ERA, the case will not go forward. If the mediation is unsuccessful, a "tier-2 event" - the trial - will be scheduled no sooner than 14 days after the tier-1.https://www.mass.gov/housing-court-rules/third-amended-housing-court-standing-order-6-20-continuation-of-temporary-modifications-to-court-operations-based-on-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-and-recent-legislation-affecting-summary-process-cases
MassachusettsBostonERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to sign an agreement stateing landlord will dismiss an eviction case if rental arrears are covered by this assistance or not proceed with eviction for nonpayment of rent for 60 days longer than the period covered by the emergency rental assistance.https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/2021/09/RRF%20Funding%20Acceptance%20Letter%2C%20English.pdf
Michigan LegislationSB 690Signed into law 7/1/21Appropriates $60 million to fund Michigan's Eviction Diversion Program (EDP), which is administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in collaboration with Michigan Supreme Court and Department of Health and Human Services. EDP helps renters who have fallen behind on their payments due to COVID-19 and their landlords who want to recoup missed payments. Tenants making up to 80% of area median income are eligible for the rental assistance. Participating landlords can receive up to 90% of a tenant’s unpaid rent at once. In exchange, landlords must dismiss all late fees, up to 10% of the amount due, and allow tenants to stay in their homes.https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2019-2020/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2019-SFA-0690-E.pdf
Michigan Court OrderOrder No. 2020-17Ruled on 6/9/21The Michigan Supreme Court imposed a requirement that, for cases filed for non-payment of rent, a court must stay further proceeding after the pretrial hearing is conducted and not proceed to judgement if a tenant applies for rental assistance and notified the court of the application. The stay is contingent on an eligibility determination made within 30 days of the pretrial hearing, the defendant is eligible to receive assistance for all rent owed, and the plaintiff receives payment within 45 days of pretrial hearing.https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4a71a8/siteassets/rules-instructions-administrative-orders/proposed-and-recently-adopted-orders-on-admin-matters/adopted-orders/2020-08_2020-06-09_formattedorder_ao2020-17withamendments.pdf
Michigan Court OrderAmendment of Administrative
Order No. 2020-17
Issued on 7/2/21Requires court to stay eviction if a tenant applies for COVID Emergency Rental
Assistance (CERA) and notifies the court of the application. The stay is
contingent upon the following events: (1) Housing Assessment and Resource Agency determines tenant is eligible for CERA within 30
days of the pretrial hearing; (2) The tenant is eligible to receive rental assistance for all rent owed; and (3) The landlord receives full payment from the CERA program within 45 days
of the pretrial hearing.
https://www.courts.michigan.gov/siteassets/covid/covid-19/2020-08_2021-07-02_formattedorder_amendtofao2020-17.pdf
Minnesota LegislationSSHF4Signed into law 6/29/21Provides off ramp from eviction moratorium for 150 days. Landlords would be required to notify tenants at least 15 days in advance that they face eviction, be given a precise dollar amount of the back rent owed, and be supplied with information about how to apply for rental assistance programs available from state and local agencies. Filing against a tenant with a pending rental assistance application is prohibited until June 2022.https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/Info/HF4/92/2021/1
MinnesotaMinneapolisOrdinanceOrdinance No. 2021-00654Passed on 11/8/2021Creates a right to counsel for low-income tenants-commonly
understood to be tenants whose income is less than two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty
line- and establishes a goal of ensuring that all low-income tenants facing eviction have an attorney
provided to them.
https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/Download/FileV2/24650/Right-to-Counsel-Ordinance-Revised.pdf
MinnesotaSt. PaulOrdinanceChapter 193AApproved on 11/2/21Sets a 3% cap on rent increases in a 12-month period, regardless of whether the tenant changes. The rent stabilization ordinance became a ballot measure that was approved by voters on November 2, 2021. It is set to begin implementation on May 1, 2022.https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21045803/proposed-saint-paul-ord.pdf
MinnesotaHennepin CountyERA Program Policy  Prohibits participating landlord from evicting the tenant for nonpayment of rent during the period covered by the assistance. Encourages ERA grantee to prohibit the landlord from evicting the tenant for nonpayment of rent for some period of time, consistent with Treasury guidance, which encourages grantees to require landlords that receive funds under the ERA not to evict tenants for nonpayment of rent for 30 to 90 days longer than the period covered by the rental assistance.https://www.housinglink.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/program-guide---the-zero-balance-project-2021---112421.pdf?sfvrsn=d84e6eda_0
Mississippi ERA Program Policy  Requires landlord to cease eviction proceedings if tenant has applied for emergency rental assistance.https://archivemhc.com/RAMP/RAMP-ERA_Application%20Guide.pdf
MississippiHinds County, MSERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to waives their right to initiate (or reinitiate) eviction proceedings against the tenant for failure to pay rent and/or fees owed and accrued after the end of the covered rental period for 60 days from the date of payment.https://hindsrentalaid.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/HindsCounty.Workout-Agreement-PDF.pdf
MissouriSt. LouisOrdinanceCB 111Passed on 9/7/21Reinstates eviction moratorium until October 3, 2021https://stlouisco.civicweb.net/document/23650/BILL
Nebraska LegislationLB 320Signed into law 5/5/21Provides both new and enhanced rights for renters in Nebraska. Survivors of domestic violence and other household members other than the perpetrator may now end a rental agreement early with no additional cost other than the current month’s rent. Expands the list of acceptable documentation for protections from eviction to include the certification from a domestic violence advocate, providing an option for survivors to obtain eviction protection documentation outside the criminal legal system.

The housing justice package also provides tenants greater opportunity to defend themselves during eviction proceedings by requiring eviction filings to list a statutory reason for eviction; requiring diligent efforts to notify tenants of their eviction hearing; and allowing both tenants and landlords the opportunity for one good cause continuance instead of the previous requirement of tenants to prove extraordinary cause. It requires landlords to provide written notice at least 24 hours in advance before entering a tenant’s home, except in emergencies, and updates the Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act to match the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, affording renters of mobile homes the same rights as residential homes under state law. Finally, LB320 requires the Nebraska State Supreme Court to report evictions data by county twice a year, allowing legal and social service providers to target aid and to inform future advocacy.
https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=44060
NebraskaDouglas CountyERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to certify that they will not evict tenant for nonpayment for 30 days past the time covered by the emergency rental assistance payment.https://copeinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/DC-ERAP-FAQ-11-5-21.pdf
Nevada LegislationAB 486Signed into law on 6/4/21Provides new eviction protections that require courts to stay eviction proceedings when the tenant has applied for and is awaiting an approval or denial for rental assistance. This legislation marries the rental assistance process with eviction legal proceedings to ensure that the federal dollars are utilized and exhausted prior to an eviction being granted—and will allow a tenant to defend against an eviction if they can prove a landlord is refusing to accept rental assistance that was available.https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/8216/Overview
Nevada LegislationAB308Signed into law on 5/25/21Prevents landlords from charging a late fee if rent is paid within three days of being due and extends required notice period for rent increases. In addition, the late fee cannot exceed 5% of the amount of the periodic rent and the maximum amount of the late fee must not be increased based upon a late fee that was previously imposed.https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/7813/Overview
Nevada LegislationAB 141Signed into law on 5/27/21Allows for summary eviction cases that occur during the pandemic for non-payment of rent to be automatically sealed.https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/7469/Text
Nevada LegislationSB 486Signed into law on 6/2/21Temporarily stops evictions if a tenant is awaiting rental assistance and can show they are diligently monitoring their application. This act is effective until June 5, 2023.https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/8216/Text
NevadaClark CountyERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to sign an agreement with Clark County that states they will not file for eviction for nonpayment for a period of no less than 60 days.Information acquired through NLIHC communication with ERA program.
New Jersey LegislationS 250, A 1919Signed into law on 6/18/21The Fair Chance in Housing Act expands protections against discrimination based on criminal record in housing decisions. The law prohibits landlords from asking about criminal history on housing applications in most instances.https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A2000/1919_I1.HTM
New Jersey LegislationA 4463Signed into law on 8/4/21Establishes confidentiality of court records of certain eviction actions initiated during COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new law, all pandemic-related eviction actions would redact all names and addresses reducing the possibility of an additional tenant blacklist that could prevent tens of thousands of families from finding homes in the future.https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4463_I1.HTM
New Jersey LegislationA 5820/S 3866Signed into law on 6/4/21Bill retains the moratorium on evictions enacted under Executive Order 106, and extends that moratorium until January 1, 2022.Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Signs Legislation and Executive Order Ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (nj.gov)
New Jersey LegislationS 3691Signed into law on 8/4/21Converts missed rental payments from March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 to civil debt and cannot be reported to creditors or be used to deny future housing. The bill also contains a provision that allocates $500 million of American Rescue Plan dollars for rental assistance under the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as well as $250 million for utility payments. The bill also protects New Jersey tenants earning at or below 120 of their county’s area median income (AMI) from being evicted for missed rental payments during the public health emergency.https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1368387
New JerseyMiddlesex CountyERA Program Policy  As a condition of receiving emergency rental assistance, a landlord must confirm that they will not file for
eviction for a period of at least 60 days.
https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2686/637721630160570000
New Mexico OrdinanceNo. 20-8500-007 and No. 20-8500-008Issued on 3/24/20 and 3/26/20Addresses eviction for non-payment of rent cases. These orders require judges to stay (put a hold on) evictions in cases where the tenant has shown the court that they are unable to pay rent.Eviction-Stay-FAQ-1.pdf (nmcourts.gov)
New MexicoBernalillo CountyERA Program Policy  Requires landlords to certify that they will not seek eviction for non-payment from the Lessee for at least 3 months after the date in which eviction moratoriums have expired. This certification applies to leases that have expired and/or is up for renewal, or if the rental term is currently in a month-to-month status.https://www.bernco.gov/economic-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/53/2021/03/Landlord-Verification-Final-3-4-21.pdf
New York LegislationSB S6573Passed in the Senate on 5/06/2021Permanently increases vouchers available under the Family Homelessness and Eviction Protection Supplement program (FHEPS). S6573 would allow for families to rent apartments at rents up to the full FMR enabling thousands of low-income renters to obtain and maintain stable housing. The original FHEPS vouchers only covered up to 85% of fair market rent (FMR). With the amendments in place, families have a wider range of housing opportunites.https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/S6573
New York LegislationS.6362-A/A.7175-ASigned into law 5/4/21The governor signed S.B. 282 and S.B. 278, extending protections to renters given the ending of the federal eviction moratorium on July 30. S.B. 282 creates a grace period for rent missed during the COVID emergency period (April 2020 – June 2021). Back rent or current rental assistance can be paid any time before February 28, 2022. In addition, the bill provides an opportunity for tenants to expunge any evictions that happened during COVID, allows people to double up, and provides additional protections from retaliatory evictions. S.B. 278 tries to address problems in delivering rental assistance by providing anyone who has applied for assistance with an additional 60 days prior to eviction from the date they notify their landlord.https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s6362

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A7175
New York LegislationS 50001Signed into law on 9/2/21Extends the Moratorium on COVID-related Residential and Commercial Evictions and Foreclosure Proceedings for Those Filing a Hardship Declaration Until January 15, 2022.https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s50001
New York Legislation  Establishes and appropriates $125 million in state funds to the Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) for landlords whose tenants are unwilling to apply to New York's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The LRAP payment satisfies the tenant’s full rental obligations for the time period covered by the payment and waives any late fees due on any rental arrears covered by the LRAP payment. If the household is currently residing in the unit, the landlord cannot increase the monthly rental amount for one year from receipt of the LRAP payment. Before applying to LRAP, the landlord must have contacted a current tenant household at least three times, two in writing, to encourage them to apply to ERAP. If the household is currently residing in the unit, the landlord cannot evict the household on behalf of whom the LRAP payment is made for reason of expired lease or holdover tenancy for one year from the receipt of the LRAP payment. An exception to this requirement shall be made if the dwelling unit contains four or fewer units and the property owner or owner’s immediate family members intend to immediately occupy the unit for use as a primary residence.https://otda.ny.gov/programs/landlord-rental-assistance/#overview
New YorkNew York CityOrdinanceIntro 214-BSigned into law on 5/11/21Increases funding to expand New York City's historic Right to Counsel program, further increasing representation rate and providing 100,000 New Yorkers with legal services in FY21.https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1687978&GUID=29A4594B-9E8A-4C5E-A797-96BDC4F64F80

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/civiljustice/OCJ_UA_Annual_Report_2021.pdf
New York ERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to not evict the household on behalf of whom the ERAP payment is made for reason of expired lease or holdover tenancy for one year from the receipt of the ERAP payment. An exception to this requirement shall be made if the dwelling unit contains four or fewer units and the property owner or owner’s immediate family members intend to immediately occupy the unit for use as a primary residence.https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/
New YorkHempsteadERA Program Policy  For Program payments agreed to or paid prior to September 2, 2021, the landlord must agree not to evict the tenant for non-payment of rent for the period covered by the assistance
awarded and for a minimum of 30 days thereafter. For Program payments agreed to or paid on or after September 2, 2021, pursuant to recently adopted New York state law, the landlord also agrees: (1) that the arrears covered by this payment are satisfied and will not be used as the basis for a non-payment eviction; (2) not to increase the monthly rent due for the unit such that it shall not be greater than the amount that was due at the time of application to the Program for any and all months for which rental assistance is received and for one year after the first rental assistance payment is received; (3) not to evict for reason of expired lease or holdover tenancy any household on behalf of whom rental assistance is received for 12 months after the first rental assistance payment is received, unless the dwelling unit that is the subject of the lease or rental agreement is located in a building that contains 4 or fewer units, in which case the landlord may decline to extend the lease or tenancy if the landlord intends to immediately occupy the unit for the landlord's personal use as a primary residence or the use of an immediate family member as a primary residence; and (4) to notify the tenant of the protections established under these requirements.
https://www.lihp.org/Content/Hempstead_ERAP_Program_Guidelines_Version_6.pdf
New YorkIslipERA Program Policy  Prohibits landlords from filing for eviction proceedings for 90 days after payment of rent arrears.http://islipcda.org/Documents/Revised%209-13-21%20Town%20of%20Islip%20CDA%20ERAP%201%20Guidelines.pdf
New YorkOnondaga CountyERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to agree that the landlord will not pursue any eviction
proceedings for 12 months from the date payment is received for the sole reason that the
tenant is a holdover tenant or has a month-to-month tenancy.
https://ongovrenthelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Highlights-Onondaga-County-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program-12.1.21.pdf
New YorkOyster Bay TownERA Program Policy  For Program payments agreed to or paid prior to September 2, 2021, the landlord must agree not to evict the tenant for non-payment of rent for the period covered by the assistance awarded and for a minimum of 30 days thereafter. For Program payments agreed to or paid on or after September 2, 2021, pursuant to recently adopted New York state law, the landlord also agrees: (1) that the arrears covered by this payment are satisfied and will not be used as the basis for a non-payment eviction; (2) not to increase the monthly rent due for the unit such that it shall not be greater than the amount that was due at the time of application to the Program for any and all months for which rental assistance is received and for one year after the first rental assistance payment is received; (3) not to evict for reason of expired lease or holdover tenancy any household on behalf of whom rental assistance is received for 12 months after the first rental assistance payment is received, unless the dwelling unit that is the subject of the lease or rental agreement is located in a building that contains 4 or fewer units, in which case the landlord may decline to extend the lease or tenancy if the landlord intends to immediately occupy the unit for the landlord's personal use as a primary residence or the use of an immediate family member as a primary residence; and (4) to notify the tenant of the protections established under these requirements.https://www.lihp.org/Content/Oyster_Bay_Master_Program_Guidelines_Version_4.pdf
New YorkYonkersERA Program Policy  Requires that landlord not evict for nonpayment of rent for at least 60 days from the date that emergency rental assistance ends (known as the eviction protection period).https://www.yonkersny.gov/work/department-of-planning-development/devel…

https://www.yonkersny.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/27322/637581358602…
 
North Carolina ERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlords to not evict tenant for 60 days after the end of rental assistance.https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/media/2093/open
Ohio LegislationSB 158Introduced on 4/13/21Allows tenants to request that an eviction on their record be expunged, with opportunity for landlord dissent, with further tenant consideration three years from the last eviction filed on their record.https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-SB-158
OhioAthensOrdinanceNo. 0-72-21Passed on 6/7/21Bans source of income housing discrimination. The ordinance is aimed at preventing housing discrimination based on lawful sources of an applicant’s income, which include, but are not limited to, Social Security supplemental income, rent vouchers, child and spousal support and public assistance.https://library.municode.com/oh/athens/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=1090708
OhioToledoOrdinanceChapter 1770Passed on 12/15/20Prevents a landlord from evicting a tenant for being a day or two late on rent. The protection will allow renters a “Pay-to-Stay” defense in eviction proceedings. The new law allows tenants to remain in their housing as long as they pay rent arrears and associated late fees.https://www.lawolaw.org/media/1417/pay-to-stay-city-of-toledo-file-_-o-294-20.pdf
OhioToledoOrdinanceRepealed Municipal Code Ch. 54 and replaced it with a new chapter of the same namePassed on 12/15/20City Council passed "Discrimination Prohibited," a source-of-income discrimination ordinance. Council members replaced Municipal Code Ch. 54 on discrimination to include “source of income” as a category a landlord cannot use to discriminate against potential renters. This pertains to landlords who previously would not accept applications from households using vouchers or participating in other public assistance programs.https://ohiohome.org/documents/SOI-Ordinance-12.4.18-Chapter554.pdf
OhioToledoOrdinanceORD. 418-21Passed on 9/15/2021Enacting Chapter 1768 of the Toledo Municipal Code, Tenants’ Right to Counsel in Eviction Proceedings; authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of $250,000 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund; authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Legal Aid of Western Ohio; and declaring an emergency.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g3qyHQ8mThbTBIJP57eGlyOOqaHo3WFO/edit
OhioCincinnatiOrdinanceORD NO. 0419-2021Passed on 11/10/21Recognizes the right of tenants living in residential rental properties to assert payment of past due rent as a defense in any forcible entry and detainer (eviction) action filed on the basis of nonpayment of rent.https://cincinnatioh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5202599&GUID=EE754480-4BA6-4BB5-92FF-A0788EF08593
OhioReynoldsburgOrdinanceORD NO. 27-2021Passed on 3/23/21Provides fair housing opportunities to individuals and their families, regardless of their source of income to pay for such accomodations. Amends Chpater 503 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Reynoldsburg to include "source of income" as a protected status under the Section on Unlawful Dsicrimantory Housing Practices.https://ohiohome.org/documents/SOI-Reynoldsburg.pdf
OhioWestervilleOrdinanceORD NO. 2020-29Passed on 1/19/21Amends Chapter 511 of the codified ordinances to prohibit
discrimination on the basis of source of income in rental and leasing of housing accommodations.
https://www.morpc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Westerville-Ordinance-No.-2020-29.pdf
OhioColumbusOrdinanceORD NO. 0494-2021Enacted on 3/11/21Prohibits Columbus landlords from using sources of income to screen and discriminate against prospective tenants.https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4810997&GUID=F8814ABC-2462-4E56-8228-CE21CFE2CDE3&Options=&Search=
OhioCleveland HeightsOrdinanceORDINANCE NO. 25-2021Enacted on 4/19/21Amends various Sections of Chapter 749, “Fair Practices” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Cleveland Heights to include Source of Income as a prohibited, discriminatory rationale for the purposes of fair housing practices.https://www.clevelandheights.com/DocumentCenter/View/9029/025-2021-1st?bidId=
OhioBexleyOrdinanceORDINANCE 28-20Effective as of January 2021Protects people from discrimination based on their source of income. Amends Chapter 637.01 to include the following definition: “Source of Income,” or lawful income derived from wages, social security, supplemental security income, all forms of federal, state or local assistance payments or subsidies, including rent vouchers, child support, spousal support, and public assistance which can be verified and substantiated.https://www.morpc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Bexley-Amended-Ordinance-28-20-Housing-Source-of-Income.pdf
OhioDaytonOrdinanceOrdinance No. 0494-2021Enacted on 3/11/21Amends Chapter 4501 and Chapter 4551 of
Columbus City Codes to protect tenants from discrimination based on their source of income.
https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4810997&GUID=F8814ABC-2462-4E56-8228-CE21CFE2CDE3&Options=&Search=
OhioAkronOrdinanceORD NO. 112-2021Enacted on 5/11/21Amends Title 3, Chapter 38 “Unlawful Discrimination”, Section 38.01 “Definitions” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Akron to prohibit discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income.https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/resource_library/files/fc2e0656b8e2a782/o_112_2021___amending_and_or_supplementing_title_3__chapter_38__unlawful___.pdf
OhioAkronOrdinanceORD NO. 111-2021 The "Pay to Stay" ordinance creates legal defenses in an eviction matter for tenants who attempt to tender all past due rent to a landlord and caps the amount of reasonable late fees that a landlord can impose on a tenant.https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/resource_library/files/ddf193a419387f83/o_111_2021___amending_and_or_supplementing_title_15__land_usage___chapter_150__environmental_health_housing_code__to_add_sections_150_51_and_150_52_to_create_legal_defenses_in_an_eviction_matter_for_tenants_who_attem___.pdf
OhioYellow SpringsOrdinanceORD NO. 2021-18Enacted on 9/20/21Protects housing choice voucher participants and provides adequate, economical, safe, and sustainable housing through government assistance by prohibiting the discrimination of potential or current tenants who participate in housing choice voucher programs on the basis of their source of income. Seeks to diversify the types of eligible housing and neighborhoods for potential or current tenants who participate in the program.https://www.yso.com/egov/documents/1632421391_49629.pdf
Oregon LegislationSB 282Signed into law on 5/19/21Extends protections to renters given the ending of the federal eviction moratorium on July 30. SB 282 creates a grace period for rent missed during the COVID emergency period (April 2020 – June 2021). Back rent or current rental assistance can be paid any time before February 28, 2022. In addition, the bill provides an opportunity for tenants to expunge any evictions that happened during COVID, allows people to double up, and provides additional protections from retaliatory evictions.https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB282
Oregon LegislationSB 278Signed into law on 6/25/21Further extends statewide tenant protections and provides 60 days of grace period if a tenant has applied for rental assistance. The period begins the day the tenant notifies their landlord that they’ve applied for assistance, and the notice can be given up until first appearance in Court if a tenant gets a nonpayment eviction.https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB278
Oregon LegislationSB 278-ASigned into law on 6/25/21Tries to address problems in delivering rental assistance by establishing a safe harbor period; if a tenant provides documentation they applied for rental assistances to their landlord, an eviction proceeding must be delayed by 60 days while their application is processed. Rental assistance providers must provide documentation communicating that tenants have applied for assistance that can be shared with their landlord. Establishes Landlord Compensation Fund increasing payment from 80% to 100%. Risk fund covers rent if not paid within 60 days.https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/FloorLetter/3226
OregonMultnomah CountyOrdinanceNo. 1296Passed on 7/8/21Stregthens protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for tenants who have applied for rental assistance. Ordinance No. 1296 extends the Oregon's safe harbor period from 60 days to 90 days for tenants in Multnomah County. If the tenant has applied for emergency rental assistance and provided documentation, the landlord cannot serve a termination notice for nonpayment or engage in an eviction court cause for a 90 day period.https://multco-web7-psh-files-usw2.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/1296%20%281%29.pdf
OregonWashington CountyOrdinanceNo. 880Passed on 9/21/21Extends the Oregon's safe harbor period from 60 days to 90 days for tenants in Washington County. If the tenant has applied for emergency rental assistance and provided documentation, the landlord cannot serve a termination notice for nonpayment or engage in an eviction court cause for a 90 day period.https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/upload/Introduction-and-Adoption-as-an-Emergency-Ordinance-or-in-the-Alternative-First-Reading-of-Washington-County-Ordinance-880-Extending-the-60-day-protection-period-in-SB-278-2021-to-90-days_.pdf
PennsylvaniaBucks CountyCourt OrderAdministrative Order NO. 101Ruled on 7/22/21Allows tenants to avoid eviction for up to 60 days if they have applied for pandemic-related rental assistance and are waiting on those applications to be processed and approved. The program only applies to tenants who show they are behind in rent as a direct result of job losses or changes involving the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants must sign an affidavit that their inability to pay rent is pandemic-related. Participating landlords must agree, as a condition of payment, not to evict a tenant.https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21015308-admin-order-no-101-court-action-to-reduce-evictions
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCourt OrderNo. 21 EM 2020Ruled on 7/2/21Temporarily authorizes the continuation of the Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program, which was established via a 4/1/2021 court order that required Landlords seeking possession based on non-payment of rent to file with the City of Philadelphia for Diversion/Rental Assistance, and to wait 45 days before filing a Statement of Claim against tenants. The order prohibits landlords from issuing of a writ of possession is not allowed while a rental assistance application is pending.https://www.pacourts.us/Storage/media/pdfs/20210702/145720-6_30_phila._municipal_court_s_request_pursuant_to_pa.r.j.a._1952(b)(2)(s)....pdf
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaAdministrative OrderAmended No. 15 of 2021Ruled on 4/1/21The Municipal Court in Philadelphia entered an order requiring landlords to apply for rental assistance, go through eviction diversion and wait 45 days before filing for eviction based on non-payment of rent15-of-2021-PJ-ORDER.pdf (phila.gov)
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCourt OrderNo. 28 of 2021Passed on 8/9/2021Philadelphia Municipal Court issued an order that starting on August 14, 2021 no lockout shall occur where a rental assistance application has been marked “complete” by the City of Philadelphia.https://www.courts.phila.gov/pdf/regs/2021/28-of-2021-PJ-ORDER.pdf
PennsylvaniaLuzerne CountyERA Program Policy  Prohibits participating landlord from evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent for the months covered by the emergency rental assistance.https://www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/vertical/sites/%7B274E5FA5-3D14-4136-BD7B-F80FCD35787A%7D/uploads/COVID_Rental_landlord_application.pdf
Puerto Rico LegislationPC 488/PS 199Passed in the Senate on 5/21/2021Bans evictions and foreclosures on public and private housing and residential mortgages during and after a disaster. It would place a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments for up to 90 days after a major disaster or emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The also provides protections for renters and homeowners that experience rights violations by homeowners and banks, such as intimidation tactics used to take away someone from their home during a disaster. While the bill includes language specific to the needs of Puerto Rico, the legislation could be a model for other U.S. states and territories that struggle with housing recovery after disasters. While Governor Pedro Pierluisi did not sign the legislation during this session he is expected to do so during the next legislative session, which begins on August 16.https://openstates.org/pr/bills/2021-2024/PS199/
 
Rhode Island LegislationS-0561, H-5257Signed into law on 4/15/21The Fair Housing Practices Act (S-0561, H-5257) prohibits housing discrimination against renters based on their source of income. It amends the state's fair housing laws to add "lawful source of income" to the list of statuses that landlords may not use as a basis for their decisions about who they will rent to. The legislation will prohibit landlords from refusing to rent to individuals because they receive government housing vouchers.https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S0561/2021

https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H5257/2021
Texas Court OrderMisc. Docket No. 21-9139Ruled on 11/16/21Requires specific language to be included in citations relating to eviction from residential property for nonpayment of rent, requires trial courts to allow representatives from volunteer or legal aid organizations to be present or provide assistance to eligible litigants, and includes other provisions relating to evictions.https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1453116/219139.pdf
Texas Court Order Emergency Order 39Misc. Docket No. 21-9050Ruled on 4/28/21Directs federal funding to emergency rental assistance and eviction diversion programs. The Texas Supreme Court issued protocols. The landlord bringing a non-payment eviction must submit a sworn statement of having reviewed online information about the state rental assistance program. The eviction action must include a notice to the tenant about the program and attach a brochure. At trial, the trial court must discuss the program with the parties and inquire as to the parties’ interest in participating. If they are, the court must stay the action for 60 days and seal the file. The action can be reinstated on motion by the plaintiff; it will be dismissed in the absence of such a motion and the records will remain sealed.http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1452149/219050.pdf
TexasAustinExecutive OrderORDER 20210730-031Issued on 7/30/21Mayor Adler issued an order extending the city's ban on notices to vacate in residential evictions to October 15, 2021.https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/COVID/OrderNo-20210730-031-OCR-PDF.pdf
TexasDallasOrdinanceOrdinance No. 31521Signed into law on 4/22/20Grants tenants 60 days to apply for emergency rental assistance before an eviction proceeds, when they are responding to a COVID-19 eviction notice. The purpose of the Eviction Ordinance is to enable residential landlords and tenants to work collaboratively in a way that will allow tenants who are negatively impacted by COVID-19 and unable to pay their rent to remain in their homes while the tenant works with their landlord for the payment of rent and at the same time ensuring a way for landlords to secure a rent payment plan that will permit the landlord to continue to provide housing to impacted tenants.https://cityofdallas.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4422200&GUID=26A3EFC7-DCB4-40A3-A0F6-2F709A85BB8F&Options=&Search=

https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/jpcourts/5-1/Ordinance.pdf#:~:text=The%20Ordinance%20requires%20that%20the%20tenant%20respond%20to,a%20lease%20payment%20plan%2C%20modification%2C%20or%20other%20options.
TexasBrazoria CountyERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to agree to an eviction moratorium (for nonpayment) for household for 45 days from the end of the month for which payment was received, or to rescind any such process that is underway.https://www.brazoriacountytx.gov/home/showdocument?id=13177&t=637583293591300000
TexasCorpus ChristiERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlord to not evict tenant for nonpayment for past due rent prior to April 2020 (this program will pay arrears dating back to April 1, 2020) and for at least 60 days after assistance ends unless eviction is for cause.https://www.cctexas.com/sites/default/files/Corpus%20Christi%20ERAP_FAQs.pdf
TexasPlanoERA Program Policy  Prohibits participating landlords from initiating eviction for at least 30 day after receiving ERAP payment.https://zoomgrants.com/gprop2.asp?donorid=2213

Click "preview" on City of Plano ERA Program, scroll down and click on "Documents" tab, and then click on "Landlord Form and Certification"
Virginia LegislationHB 7001Signed into law on 8/10/21Resinstates COVID-19 eviction protections that expired in June 2021 until June 2022 and requires landlords to attempt to get assistance through ERA before pursuing eviction for nonpayment of rent.legp604.exe (virginia.gov)
Washington LegislationHB 1236Passed on 5/10/21Protecting residential tenants from the beginning to end of their tenancies by penalizing the inclusion of unlawful lease provisions and limiting the reasons for eviction, refusal to continue, and terminationhttps://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1236&Year=2021&Initiative=false
Washington LegislationSB 5160Passed on 4/22/21Addresses landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, including providing for legal representation in eviction cases (right to counsel) and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs.https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5160&Year=2021&Initiative=false
Washington LegislationSB 1277Signed into law on 5/10/21Provides permanent funding for eviction prevention and housing stability services through the creation of a new $100 document recording fee on real estate transactions. The fee will generate almost $150 million per year. Twenty percent of the funds will go toward operating permanent supportive housing and a small amount will go toward a landlord mitigation program that reimburses landlords for excessive damage. Sixty percent of the remaining funds are designated for project-based vouchers, housing services, rapid rehousing, emergency housing, and acquisition, with a priority on serving people who are chronically homeless or living unsheltered. Funds can also be used for the state’s Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance Program, rental assistance for people experiencing homelessness, foreclosure prevention services, and tenant education and legal assistance.https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1277&Year=2021&Initiative=false
WashingtonSeattleExecutive OrderExecutive Order 2021-07Issued onExtends eviction moratorium until January 15, 2022 and maintains additional COVID-related tenantt protections.https://durkan.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/09/Executive-Order-2021-07-Continued-Extension-of-COVID-19-Closures-and-Relief-Policies.pdf
WashingtonSeattleOrdinanceOrd 126301Passed on 3/29/2021Guarantees the right to legal counsel regardless of ability to pay for any residential renter in Seattle responding to an unlawful detainer suit; and adding a new Section 22.206.195 to the Seattle Municipal Code.https://seattle.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4811562&GUID=28795F93-16EE-4220-A327-D004DF388873&FullText=1
WashingtonSeattleOrdinanceCB 119585Passed on 9/27/21Requires a minimum of 180 days' written notice to tenants whenever the housing costs charged to tenant are expected to increase.http://seattle.legistar.com/ViewReport.ashx?M=R&N=Master&GID=393&ID=4068243&GUID=5E11FC67-94AD-435A-AC67-945192A34B22&Extra=WithText&Title=Legislation+Details+(With+Text)
WashingtonSeattleOrdinanceCB 120173Passed on 9/27/21Requires landlords to provide financial relocation assistance to tenants who vacate their homes due to rent hikes and qualify for the assistance.http://seattle.legistar.com/ViewReport.ashx?M=R&N=Master&GID=393&ID=5134570&GUID=8ED73298-AD10-417B-B3DD-AB2BB2DCDAE7&Extra=WithText&Title=Legislation+Details+(With+Text)
West Virginia ERA Program Policy  Requires participating landlords to agree not to evict tenants for thirty days from the last day of the month of ERA program's covered period.https://www.wvhdf.com/programs/mountaineer-rental-assistance-program/mountaineer-rental-assistance-program-FAQs#46