Things You Should Know About the New Eviction Moratorium


Earlier this week, it was announced that the Biden administration issued a new eviction moratorium that will remain in effect until Oct. 3, 2021.

However, it should be noted that the new eviction moratorium has different requirements and covers fewer people than the previous one.

The most important change is that the new moratorium only protects a tenant if “the individual resides in a U.S. county experiencing substantial or high rates of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2 as defined by CDC.”

Surprisingly, Wayne County is listed as moderate, one step lower than substantial, so it appears that the moratorium does not cover tenants who live in Detroit at this time. But this can change week to week, depending on changing transmission levels as determined by the CDC.

If you missed our recent Instagram Live with our staff attorney Joe McGuire discussing what tenants should know after the federal eviction moratorium ends, watch it here.