At the start of September, the White House issued an executive order allowing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to pause evictions through December 31, 2020. The CDC’s order comes under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
The CDC directive applies to renters who earn less than $99,000 or $198,000 or less for couples. They must show that they’ve tried to take advantage of government programs and that they can’t pay rent due to COVID-19. Tenants are also required to make partial rent payments if possible and file a declaration form with their landlord.