TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 2, 2020

The Trump administration issued an order late yesterday banning landlords from evicting tenants from properties they can no longer afford to rent due to income lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hill reports. The order, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, would make it illegal to evict any individual who expects to make less than $99,000 or a couple that expects to make less than $198,000 this year. In order to qualify for protection, a tenant must declare that their 2020 income will fall below the threshold set out in the order; that they have sought all potential sources of federal housing aid; and that they cannot afford to pay the rent due to a pandemic-related job loss or expense despite their best efforts.