CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium
January 21, 2021
The new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director, Rochelle Walensky, MD, announced yesterday that the agency will issue an order extending the current federal moratorium on evictions until March 31, 2021. The existing moratorium is set to expire on January 31, 2021.
This extension comes on the heels of President Biden’s proposal for another round of stimulus, which includes additional rental and unemployment assistance along with an extension of the moratorium until September 30, 2021. While President Biden’s proposal needs legislative approval, the CDC order is an administrative order under public health law. The National Apartment Association (NAA) has litigation pending which challenges the existing CDC order, but until there is a court ruling the order stands.
It is expected that Michigan’s Eviction Diversion Program (EDP), which has been in place since last summer and provides for rental assistance via court process, will be allowed to continue under the CDC order. As more information becomes available AAM will share it.
Forrest M. Wall, CAE
Vice President – Government Affairs & Industry Relations
Home Builders Association of SE Michigan/Apartment Association of Michigan
30400 Telegraph Road, Ste. 202
Bingham Farms, MI 48025