CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium Order

August 9, 2021

This article was updated Aug. 27, 2021 to include information about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the CDC’s eviction moratorium.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) eviction moratorium was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 26, 2021. However, with the Minnesota Legislature’s passage of its own eviction moratorium off-ramp, Minnesota renters who are eligible for federal emergency rental assistance are protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent while an application for assistance is pending until June 1, 2022.

Renters who are not eligible for emergency rental assistance and who owe back rent are protected from eviction until Sept. 12, 2021.

On Aug. 3, 2021 the CDC had issued an eviction moratorium order that temporarily halted evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission of COVID-19; that order is no longer in force after the Supreme Court’s Aug. 26 decision to strike down the CDC’s moratorium.

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