CDC Bans Evictions For Struggling Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

The CDC has announced a ban on evictions for those struggling due to COVID-19 related financial downturn. Those affected can fill out a CDC provided form to give to their landlords, which prevents evictions.

The CDC Form can be found here.

There are some requirements to qualify:

  • You must be making best efforts to leverage any all forms of governmental rental assistance.
  • You must expect to earn less than $99,000 in 2020 if you are single, or $198,000 if you are married and file a joint tax return. You may also qualify if you received a stimulus check this year or didn’t need to report income last year.
  • You must have experience a significant loss of income, job loss or significant medical costs (exceeding 7.5% of your adjusted gross income).
  • You must be making best efforts to pay rent as close to the full amount as possible, taking into account other non discretionary expenses.
  • That eviction would lead to homelessness, or being put into a situation resulting in close contact with large numbers of other individuals (such as a shelter).

If you need help determining if you qualify, the Legal Innovation and Technology lab at Suffolk Law School has built an interactive tool to help you determine if you are eligible.


The NYTimes has a QA where they answer common questions people may have about the process.