On September 1, 2020, the CDC issued a federal eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020.
There are two important caveats: this moratorium only protects against evictions for non-payment of rent and NOT where a state or local moratorium already exists. We’re not sure what this means for Massachusetts renters at this time.
For those covered under this new federal moratorium, here is a link to a form created by the Centers for Disease Control ( PDF ) to fill out and document income below a pretty high cap and income impacted by COVID-19. You also swear that you will pay whatever partial rent you can and a few other things.
What will this mean for Mass rent-payers given the existing state-wide moratorium through Oct. 17, 2020 (that will continue to be extended since our economy is not fully “open” yet)? We will post more information when we know.