The federal ban on housing evictions expired Saturday July 31, 2021. This prohibition against evictions was established in 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Although recent court cases have indicated that only Congress can extend the deadline by passing new legislation, the CDC issued a new, temporary ban on August 3, 2021.
The new CDC ban on evictions is effective August 3 to October 3, 2021. It applies to all counties in the U.S. with high rates of COVID transmission, as defined in the order. This 60-day extension of the ban is partially intended to buy more time for distribution of unspent rental and mortgage assistance funding previously authorized by Congress. For details and the text of the CDC order, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html
Below is a partial list of resources that may be able to help people facing eviction due to COVID-19. If you are aware of additional resources not listed, please let us know.
- 2-1-1 Colorado (United Way), Housing & Utility Expenses
- https://www.211colorado.org/basic-needs-and-financial/ (or dial 2-1-1)
- Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
- Brother’s Redevelopment, Inc
- Northeast Denver Housing