Landlord Corner - Bulletin Board

04/10/2020CARES Act: Moratorium on Evictions for Non-Payment and Late Fees for 120 Days

In light of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD and SAHA encourage Section 8 Owners and Property Managers to prevent the displacement of families through eviction, which significantly increases the risk of homelessness and overcrowding.

The CARES Act includes a temporary moratorium (120 days) on evictions for nonpayment of rent, as well as fees and penalties related to nonpayment of rent. Pursuant to the CARES Act, Section 8 Landlords may not evict assisted tenants for nonpayment of rent or charge late fees and penalties related to nonpayment of rent for a period of 120 days after the Act has taken effect.