Federal eviction moratorium extended, $25 billion dedicated to rental assistance
Renters across the country facing financial hardship because of the pandemic now have eviction protections through the end of January.
The federal government’s eviction moratorium, originally set to expire Dec. 31, has been extended to the end of the month as part of the latest congressional spending bill.
Landlords can begin collecting all unpaid back rent in February, so renters would still be responsible to pay after the moratorium ends.
And the moratorium doesn’t automatically apply. Renters must find out about the protections, fill out their own forms stating they meet the criteria, and present that information to their landlord.