How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Work? It Depends Where You Live

SourceThe New York Times
SectorEconomy
CountryGCC

The Coronavirus OutbreakliveLatest UpdatesMaps and CasesVaccine TrackerLimited Value of Fever ChecksFrom state to state, and even judge to judge, a simple-sounding order by the C.D.C. on eviction cases is open to interpretation.Marilyn Hoffman lost her job as an aide at a group home for mentally disabled adults and is now facing eviction from her home in Sanford, N.C.Credit...Kate Medley for The New York TimesBy Matthew GoldsteinFending off an eviction could depend on which judge a renter in financial trouble is given, despite a federal government order intended to protect renters at risk of being turned out.The order, a moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is meant to avoid mass evictions and contain the spread of the coronavirus. All a qualifying tenant must do is sign a declaration ...read more...