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To temporarily halt evictions in counties where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an new order on August 3, 2021.

Take these steps for eviction prevention. Here, we guide you through the content of the CDC Declaration, one step at a time.

Step 1. Take advantage of free housing help You can get help from a local expert with the steps below. Contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s housing counseling program. Call (800) 569-4287 or find a housing counselor

Step 2. See if you qualify If you can check at least one box in each list below (Income, Financial hardship and COVID-19 transmission), you qualify for CDC protection.


  • I received a stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) in 2020 or 2021.

  • I was not required to report any income to the IRS in 2020.

  • In 2020 or 2021, I earned (or expect to earn) less than $99,000 as an individual or less than $198,000 as a joint tax return filer.

  • You are likely to have earned under this amount if you receive any of the following benefits:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

If none of the above apply, you do not qualify.

Financial hardship

I cannot pay my full rent or make a full housing payment because:

  • My household income has gone down substantially

  • I have been laid off from work

  • My work hours or wages have been cut or

  • I have extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses, defined as 7.4% of my adjusted gross income for the year

If none of the above apply, you do not qualify.

I live in a U.S. county with a substantial or high rate of COVID-19 transmission. To check the level of cases in your county, use this CDC tracker.

More eviction help

What to do if you're worried about eviction We have information to help you understand your rights, based on your situation right now.

Please contact our office M-F from 8 am until 4:30 pm, or email us at if you need assistance paying your rent.


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