How Tenants Can Be Covered by the CDC Eviction Moratorium
On September 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency public health order
to temporarily halt most evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order's effective date is September 4, and it is effective through December 31, 2020.
To be covered by the order, an eligible tenant MUST execute a CDC declaration form
and submit it to their landlord certifying to the accuracy of a number of eligibility elements.
The CDC's emergency order does not prohibit evictions resulting from issues other than nonpayment of rent. The eviction moratorium does not require landlords to forgive housing payments. In other words, rent is still due.
KHC encourages partner agencies to advise at-risk renters that they complete the CDC declaration form
to be covered by the eviction moratorium.