CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Guidance 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new resources on its eviction moratorium, including a declaration template and FAQs, prepared in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, HUD and the Department of Justice.

The FAQs answer common questions, including how struggling renters can access the protections provided by the order, the impact on renters that were recently evicted and whether or not the CDC is also providing rental assistance. State supreme courts and legal organizations across the country continue to interpret and implement the CDC order to halt evictions for certain renters.

The FAQs cover a wide range of topics applicable to landlords, renters, state courts and legal aid organizations, such as What is CDC’s legal authority for issuing this order? and How does the federal government intend to enforce this order? For questions not answered by the FAQs, the CDC instructs individuals to “seek the assistance of a legal aid program or private legal counsel.”