CDC issues sweeping temporary eviction ban

The CDC and the Trump Administration issued an order that would make it illegal to evict an individual who expects to make less than $99,000 or a joint-filing couple that expects to make less than $198,000 in 2020. The order does not remove their obligation to pay rent owed per the terms of their lease, however they will be allowed to stay in their home through the end of the year. In order to qualify for the eviction protection, a tenant must declare that their 2020 income will fall below the threshold; they’ve sought all potential sources of housing aid; and that they cannot afford to pay the rent due to a pandemic-related job loss or expense despite their best efforts to do so.

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