The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued a temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19. This hold on evictions is effective September 4, 2020 through October 3rd, 2021.
For some tips on next steps, watch the CDC video “How to Avoid Eviction”
Do You Qualify?
You qualify under this federal order if:
- You have used your best efforts to utilize all available government assistance for rent or housing (this includes applying for rent assistance through Neighbor to Neighbor)
- You will earn no more than $99,000 in 2020 (the cap for couples is $198,000 if you plan to file a joint tax return) OR you were not required to report any income in 2019 OR you received a stimulus check
- You are unable to pay full rent or a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, work hours or wages, a layoff, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses
- You are making your best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to your full rent or housing payment as you can (taking into account other non-discretionary expenses)
- You will likely become homeless or be forced to move and live in close quarters with someone new if you are evicted because you have no other available housing options
View Governor Polis’ Executive Order Providing Protection for Colorado Tenants
What to Do
Fill out the Declaration Form and give it to your landlord, owner of the property where you live, or other person who may have the right to evict you. Every adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract needs to complete and provide a Declaration.
What You Need to Know
This order prevents you from being evicted or removed from your home through October 3rd, 2021, but you are still responsible for paying rent and complying with the terms of your lease. Your landlord may still be able to evict you for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment. Your landlord can also still charge and collect fees, penalties, or interest due to a failure to pay rent or a housing payment on a timely basis according to your existing contract.