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GAO Report Recommends Better Outreach from CDC on Eviction Moratorium

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 1:15PM

A report issued today by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) studies the impact of COVID-19 eviction moratoriums and recommends that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implement an outreach plan to help renters better understand its eviction moratorium. COVID-19 Housing Protections: Moratoriums Have Helped Limit Evictions, but Further Outreach is Needed evaluated 63 jurisdictions and found that eviction rates were 74 percent lower in the final week of July 2020 than the previous July. The CDC eviction moratorium has been in place since September 2020 and is scheduled to expire March 31. The GAO report says renters and property owners may be unaware of the CDC eviction moratorium and says the CDC lacks a communication and outreach plan. The report calls on the CDC to develop and implement such a plan.

Read about “6 Issues Low-Income Housing Owners Should Understand About the Rental Eviction Moratorium” in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits.


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