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Can I get evicted for not paying rent?

Answer

Yes, renters can get evicted for not paying rent, unless there is a moratorium on evictions for tenants who cannot pay rent on time.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many cities, counties, and states in the country have a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent; but the policy in some areas has expired, and it will be expiring soon in many other areas.

Can I get evicted from federal housing for not paying rent?

Yes, the eviction moratorium for renters in federal housing properties has expired as of July 25, 2020. However, federal housing participants (including Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher holders) who live in an area with a moratorium on evictions cannot get evicted for not paying rent. It is unknown if the eviction moratorium will be extended for federal housing programs.

You can find out if your area has a moratorium on evictions in effect here.

More FAQs from Low Income Households

  • What does eviction mean?
  • What does a typical eviction notice look like?
  • How does the eviction process work?
  • Where can I find help if I got an eviction notice?
  • Will eviction moratoria be extended?