A moratorium on renter evictions expires on December 31, putting millions of Americans at risk of losing of their homes unless the government intervenes.
The emergency protection was put in place nationwide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The order temporarily prohibits new and previously filed evictions from occurring, in an effort to prevent further transmission of coronavirus. The CDC order is set to expire at the end of 2020. Since the order does not cancel or freeze rent, all back rent may be due come January 1. Without rent relief or an extension of the protection, many struggling renters will — again — face eviction.Are you a renter who’s facing eviction when the moratorium ends? We want to hear from you. Share your story in the form below.