HHS/CDC Temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 : frequently asked questions
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HHS/CDC Temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 : frequently asked questions

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      This non-binding guidance document shares the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on frequently asked questions about the CDC Order entitled Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (March 31, 2021). This guidance document does not create or impose any obligations on any member of the public or any entity beyond those established by the Order. This guidance document is not a comprehensive summary of the duties and obligations under the Order. Individuals should seek the assistance of a legal aid program or private legal counsel (as applicable)1 for questions relating to the application of the Order to their individual circumstances.

      CDC issued its initial order temporarily halting residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020. That order was set to expire on December 31, 2020. On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Section 502 of Title V, Division N of that Act extended the expiration date of the CDC Order until January 31, 2021. On January 29, 2021, the CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, modified and further extended Order until March 31, 2021. On March 29, 2021, CDC modified and further extended the Order until June 30, 2021.

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