The 120-day federal CARES Act eviction moratorium lapsed on July 25, raising concerns about a possibly massive number of eviction actions being pursued in the many states that that have no statewide eviction moratorium of their own. Tens of millions of newly-unemployed American renters and homeowners, along with their families—and tens of millions of other Americans who lacked housing they could afford, even before the Covid-19 pandemic—likely will be unable to afford full rent and mortgage payments for a long time after the pandemic ends.

The CARES Act moratorium covered about 28 percent of America’s 43 million renters. The federal foreclosure moratorium, which ended on June 30, covered about 37.5 million of the nation’s 80+ million homeowners. Thus, those federal moratoriums actually applied to less than 40% of the nation’s housing units.

Temporary eviction moratoriums are still in effect in certain states, cities and smaller communities. It is important for renters and homeowners to be aware of their state and local laws and the status of their courts (many of which have reopened or never closed).

  • To find websites with more detailed information about renters' and homeowners' eviction and foreclosure protections during the pandemic, you may click on EVICTION PROTECTION INFO WEBSITES.
  • For a tracker on state and local rental-assistance programs, see National Low Income Housing Coalition [NLIHC], State and local rental assistance, posted at https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance.
  • For an extended, background report on Covid-related eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, tenant protections, and courts’ status during the pandemic, please click on AS COURTS REOPEN, EVICTION CONCERNS INCREASE

EHI has summarized how exclusionary housing policies aggravate housing problems that have been linked to increased developmental problems among low-income children. Among those problems are children's health (physical, mental and emotional), safety, educational achievement, and general cognitive and behavioral development. For more, please click on CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT & XHPs.