NAHMA Update: CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Until July 31, 2021;Fact Sheet on Initiatives to Promote Housing Stability By Supporting Vulnerable Tenants and Preventing Foreclosures

June 24, 2021

Dear NAHMA Members,

The Biden Administration announced today that it is extending the CDC federal eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021. The CDC has stated that while the eviction moratorium extension is subject to revisions based on the changing public health landscape, absent an unexpected change in trajectory, it does not plan to extend the eviction moratorium past July 31, 2021. In a letter sent to the White House earlier this month, NAHMA joined housing provider associations to strongly recommended the Biden Administration to sunset the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium on June 30, 2021.

The CDC Eviction Moratorium Extension Order is attached and also available here.

In addition to the moratorium’s extension, the Biden Administration also announced that it will implement a whole-of-government approach to promote housing stability by supporting vulnerable tenants and preventing foreclosures. These actions from the White House are intended to give state and local governments more time to distribute more than $46 billion in emergency rental assistance to those most in need. In addition to extending the eviction moratorium, the White House will:

  • Highlight that American Rescue Plan funds for state and local governments and for emergency rental assistance can be used to fund eviction diversion plans, Including counseling, navigator, and legal services.
  • Issue new guidance from Treasury for the Emergency Rental Assistance program to accelerate and broaden state and local delivery of funds.
  • Convene a summit to develop eviction-prevention action plans, including tenant-landlord mediation strategies.
  • Accelerate and broaden state and local delivery of emergency rental assistance by providing clarity on bulk payments, aiding Americans experiencing homelessness, and overcoming language and disability barriers.
  • Have the Department of Justice send guidance to state courts encouraging them to adopt anti-eviction diversion practices.
  • Provide guidance from HUD to help prevent Fair Housing Act violations.
  • Activate a whole-of-government effort to raise awareness about emergency rental assistance, tapping agencies including Treasury, HUD, CFPB, DOJ, and USDA to inform tenants and landlords of available support.

To view the White House Fact Sheet, Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initiatives to Promote Housing Stability By Supporting Vulnerable Tenants and Preventing Foreclosures, click here.