The U.S. Supreme Court Has Ended the CDC's Eviction Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the CDC's August 3, 2021 eviction ban is invalid.

The Alabama Association of Realtors, along with other plaintiffs, challenged the validity of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s August 3, 2021 Agency Order halting evictions in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates (Order).

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (District Court) agreed with the plaintiffs that the Order was unlawful, but stayed (put on hold) its decision, leaving the Order in place.

The plaintiffs then asked the U.S. Supreme Court to lift (vacate) the District Court's stay of its decision, which would result in the eviction ban created by the Order ending. On August 26, 2021, the Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs' request to vacate the District Court's stay.

As a result of the Supreme Court's August 26, 2021 decision, the CDC's eviction ban is no longer in place.

Even though the CDC's eviction ban has ended, states, counties, and cities can still ban evictions and enact other tenant protections. See Nolo's Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus to find out if there is a state eviction ban where you live.

Contact your county or city government to find out if there is a local eviction ban or other tenant protections in place. To find the contact information for local government, search online or visit "How to Contact Your Elected Officials" on USA.gov.

Also, both tenants and landlords who are struggling can check the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Dashboard to find local assistance programs.

Effective date: August 26, 2021