Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
USET SPF has recently updated its COVID-19 Assistance Available to Individuals Fact Sheet to reflect the expiration of the nationwide eviction moratorium on July 31, 2021. However, in response to ongoing public health concerns, on August 3, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a revised eviction moratorium for counties experiencing substantial to high transmission levels of COVID-19. This revised eviction moratorium expires on October 3, 2021.
To find out if your area is experiencing substantial to high COVID-19 transmission levels and is therefore eligible for the revised CDC eviction moratorium, please view the CDC’s Data Tracker by clicking here. To view the full CDC eviction order moratorium, please click here. To qualify for protection under the revised CDC order a tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property located in a substantial to high COVID-19 transmission area must provide a completed and signed copy of the Eviction Protection Declaration Form. It is important to note that this is not “rental forgiveness” and rent will still be owed to a landlord. For those having trouble paying rent, utilities, or other housing costs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a Rental Assistance Finder for programs offered in a state or on Tribal Lands.