What is a moratorium on evictions?


A moratorium is the temporary postponement of an activity. A moratorium on evictions means that landlords cannot evict tenants while the policy is in effect. This policy can be enacted at a city, county, state, or federal level.

For example, eviction moratoria were established throughout the country for renters who could not pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

More Evictions FAQs from Low Income Households

  • What does eviction mean?
  • What does a typical eviction notice look like?
  • Can I get evicted for not paying rent?
  • How does the eviction process work?
  • Where can I find help if I got an eviction notice?