From MassAccess and the Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab. Use this form to see if you are covered by the CDC Eviction Moratorium and to produce a declaration to share with your landlord if you are.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium. The CFPB’s rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium and prohibits debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium.
This declaration is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures on home mortgages) to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Under the CDC’s order you must provide a copy of this declaration to your landlord, owner of the residential property where you live, or other person who has a right to have you evicted or removed from where you live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete this declaration. Unless the CDC order is extended, changed, or ended, the order prevents you from being evicted or removed from where you are living through June 30, 2021.
Residents are invited to “Renter's Rights 101”, a FREE online informational session, where participants will learn about a wide variety of topics such as lease basics, reasonable accommodations and modifications, deposits, repairs, eviction, and updates on recent Colorado legislation on housing matters.
This event is brought to you by the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Legal Services, the Justice Center, and PPLD. Visit the link above to register. Participants will be emailed a MS Teams link after they register.
Upcoming Renter’s Rights workshops:
May 18, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
August 24, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
November 9, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
More information from the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Legal Services regarding the Renter Rights Workshops., including a link to watch a recording of the presentation and the informational pamphlet.
Agency Order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eviction moratorium from September 4, 2020 thru June 30, 2021; tenants must fall under specific requirements & present a signed declaration of requirements to their landlord (can be found on the last page of the notice).
— Have an income of $198,000 or less for couples filing jointly, or $99,000 for single filers.
— Demonstrate they have sought government assistance to make their rental payments.
— Affirmatively declare they are unable to pay rent because of COVID-19 hardships.
— Affirm they are making their best effort to make partial payments.
— Affirm they are likely to become homeless if they are evicted.