CDC Order Protects Tenants from Eviction:

Find Out if You Qualify

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nationwide order to help prevent people from being evicted or removed from where they are living. This order to temporarily halt residential evictions was put in place in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order starts on September 4, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.


Tenants qualify for protection under this order if they fall into one of these categories:

  • expect to earn less than $98,000 individually or $198,000 as a household this year;

  • received a stimulus check; OR,

  • were not required to report income in 2019.


The order DOES NOT protect tenants from:

  • being evicted for reasons “other than nonpayment of rent.”

  • being charged “fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the failure to pay rent or other housing payment on a timely basis.”


Tenants must declare their inability to pay by filling out and signing the CDC Declaration Form found HERE and providing it to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract needs to complete and sign their own copy of the CDC Declaration form.


Read the full text of the CDC Order