ANOTHER Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19
On Sunday January 31, 2021, a new moratorium order was made effective, granting any person under “Applicable” limitations; safeguard from being evicted. However, the Order does not preclude “… the charging or collecting of fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the failure to pay rent or other housing payments on a timely basis…”.
The Census Bureau American Housing Survey provided a report showing that 32% of current residents would move in with a friend or family member if they were to be evicted. By doing so, this would increase the spread of the SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19; reason why the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed the moratorium.
This Order will remain in effect though March 31, 2021 unless it is extended again.