Federal Agencies Answer FAQs About the CDC's Eviction Ban

The CDC, HHS, HUD, and DOJ have released a guidance document clarifying the CDC's eviction ban order.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a guidance document answering frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the CDC's eviction ban that went into effect on September 4, 2020. The FAQ document, released on October 9, 2020, contains non-binding guidance on how the CDC's eviction ban order (Order) should be interpreted and applied. For example, the FAQs clarify that the Order does not prohibit landlords from starting eviction proceedings. Rather, its intent is to prohibit only the actual physical eviction of protected tenants while the Order is in effect.

Nolo has also answered many frequently asked questions about the CDC's Order, and will continue to update the answers as more information is available. You can download Nolo's free CDC Eviction Ban Declaration Form (the download includes instructions) to use to satisfy the Order's requirement that tenants sign a declaration that they qualify for protection under the Order.

Effective date: October 9, 2020