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.
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.