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Can I be evicted if I can't pay rent because of coronavirus?

Answer

In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took action to temporarily halt evictions for most Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic until December 31, 2020. In December, 2020, Congress passed a coronavirus stimulus package that will extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s national eviction moratorium through the end of January, 2021.

Until then, there is a national moratorium on evictions nationwide for struggling renters. This means that qualified renters would be protected from getting evicted until the moratorium is lifted.

You can read more information on eviction policies during the coronavirus pandemic here.

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