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What the new CDC eviction moratorium means for you

What the new CDC eviction moratorium means for you

Printed from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

AUG 05, 2021

The CDC issued a new eviction moratorium on August 3, 2021 to temporarily halt evictions in counties where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. If you are struggling to pay rent, the new pause in evictions may help you stay in your home, but you may need to take action.


If you already gave your landlord a CDC Declaration 

If you’ve already handed in the form, you are protected until October 3, 2021. Your landlord cannot remove you from your home just because of unpaid rent.

Has your housing, employment, or income situation changed? If so, give your landlord an updated CDC Declaration to stay protected


If you have not yet filled out the CDC Declaration

If you are having trouble paying your rent, you can still get this protection. You must take action to avoid eviction for unpaid rent.

See if you’re eligible and get started.


Find out how quickly COVID-19 is spreading in your community. Visit  and select your state and county from the drop-down menu.

People who were evicted under a court order between August 1 and August 3, 2021 cannot return to their homes or undo their evictions because of the new CDC Order.


What you can do next

After you’ve given your landlord the CDC Declaration, here are some steps you can take, depending on your situation.

What to do if you’re facing eviction


Get help paying your rent and utility bills

If you’re looking for help with rent and utilities, you’re not alone. State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities.

Find a program in your area

Need help applying for rental assistance? Find a housing counselor

Published Aug 6, 2021.