Covid

CARES Act

Webinar – End of the CARES Act Moratorium: mini-moratoriums, 30 day notice and eviction legal strategy in the pandemic

National Housing Law Project hosted the webinar “End of the CARES Act Moratorium: mini-moratoriums, 30 day notice and eviction legal strategy in the pandemic.” Webinar materials are provided at the link above. (July 23, 2020)

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Summary

The federal stimulus package in response to COVID-19 (The CARES Act) was passed on March 27 and expired July 24. Landlords are still obligated indefinitely to provide a 30-day eviction notice for any property covered by the CARES Act. This 30-day notice overrides all state and local landlord-tenant law regarding notices for properties covered by CARES.The bill includes a moratorium on some residential evictions. This is a summary from NHLP of those eviction protections. (Text updated July 27, 2020; summary document updated April 28, 2020)

Is a Property Covered by the Federal Moratorium? 

There is no resource that can answer this question perfectly, but here are the resources available.  In May 2020, ProPublica announced its database compiling many of the numbers listed in the following sentences.  The National Low Income Housing Coalition maintains a searchable database and map.  NLIHC and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Service also maintain the National Housing Preservation Database.  This is Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Loan Lookup Tool and this is Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Loan Lookup Tool. Katherine Khashimura Long of Seattle Times created a federally-backed multifamily mortgage loan finder with properties with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or FHA multifamily mortgage loans as of March 2020.

FAQ:  Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status 

This fact sheet discusses eligibility under the CARES Act.  NHLP also has this analysis about immigration requirements for ESG, CDBG, HOME, and FEMA assistance(May 1, 2020)