Federal Eviction Moratorium
On September 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed an order
in the Federal Register to temporarily halt residential evictions through December 31, 2020, for covered renters who meet certain income and COVID-19 impact criteria. In order to trigger the protections in this order, a resident must file a declaration
with their housing provider. This order
was signed by CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on September 4, 2020 and it became effective immediately.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) in partnership with the Texas Apartment Association have issued preliminary guidance and an FAQ
to help members navigate this new order. In addition, NAA provided an informative webinar
on September 10th to help members understand how this order will impact the apartment industry. Please click on the link below to to view the recording!
Please note: you will have to sign in to access the webinar.
Although NAA has provided these valuable resources, FAA encourages members to consult personal legal counsel for additional guidance regarding the CDC order and its impact on business operations.
How will the federal moratorium impact Florida?
The CDC order states it "does not apply in any state, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this order." FAA is seeking guidance from the Governor's office to determine how this order will be implemented in conjunction with Florida's limited eviction restrictions
from Executive Order 20-180, which remain in effect until October 1, 2020. FAA will issue an email update to members as soon as more detailed information is available.
In the meantime, FAA members are encouraged to seek legal counsel to ensure compliance with both the federal CDC order and state eviction restrictions.