Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The CDC cancels rent until New Years Eve


 Renters nationwide have a new chance for reprieve from evictions until the end of 2020.
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order bans evictions across the country for those making under $99,000 a year or who received a coronavirus stimulus check -- a move tenant advocates cautioned still doesn't protect all tenants.

The nationwide eviction moratorium goes beyond the federal protections under the CARES Act, which expired in late July and only applied to housing with federally-related financing or assistance. 

The moratorium could help out the country's some 43 million renters, the CDC estimates.
"[H]ousing stability helps protect public health because homelessness increases the likelihood of individuals moving into congregate settings, such as homeless shelters, which then puts individuals at higher risk to COVID-19," the CDC order reads, detailing how the coronavirus spread would be exacerbated across state lines if tenants are forced to move out, whether to the streets, crowded shelters, or with family and friends.

Under the order, tenants still owe the rent, eventually.

Renters must meet one of three requirements to qualify: make less than $99,000 this year, did not have to pay income taxes last year, or received a federal stimulus check. Those seeking relief will have to sign a declaration they're unable to pay rent due to lost income or "extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses," and that they've tried to pay some rent or seek government assistance. 

They must certify an eviction would force them into homelessness or shared living conditions. Renters would also have to sign a statement acknowledging their landlord could require the rental payments in full as soon as the moratorium expires—January 1st.


Anonymous said...

Here it comes: Abolition of private property. My family is from Soviet Ukraine and warned about this. Stupid stupid Americans. If you think it's bad now, just wait.

Anonymous said...

What are the landlords supposed to do to pay property taxes? Why don’t they suspend payment of property taxes?

Anonymous said...

Already seeing one landlord selling. His tenants work but refuse to pay the 2,050 rent. He says he can’t understand why they don’t want to pay? He says look they order food from Whole Foods, have laundry picked up and delivered. They go to work every single day but don’t pay the rent since March. So he is putting his property up for sale and moving out of NYS. Looks like I’ll be getting a new neighbor. What a nice man.

Anonymous said...

Note to the last non parasite leaving NYC-please turn off the lights.

Anonymous said...

That's why it's stupid. Those are for ppl who really need help..not some rich dam ahole.