NAA Statement on CDC National Eviction Moratorium

Guidance for COVID-19,

Dear NAA Members,

At 4:15 p.m. today, September 1, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed an order in the Federal Register to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order is scheduled to be formally published on Friday, September 4 and will bar evictions of renters in residential housing until December 31, 2020. The order applies to renters within certain income limits and who, under penalty of perjury, can demonstrate a need for these protections according to a set of specific criteria. It excludes evictions for lawful reasons other than nonpayment of rent.

We are performing in-depth analysis of the complex, 37-page order now. We will provide more insight tomorrow. The National Apartment Association (NAA) is deeply concerned by this action and given that it remains uncoupled with robust emergency rental assistance, we understand the devastating effects a national eviction moratorium will have on the apartment industry, housing affordability and America’s 40 million apartment residents.

Stay safe and well,

Robert Pinnegar, CAE
President and CEO

National Apartment Association