Evictions to resume Feb. 1, CDC says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People who have been protected under the CDC’s eviction moratorium are running out of time.

The temporary halt to residential evictions will expire at the end of this month.

10,000 evictions are currently pending in Shelby County, and many residents are worried about what will happen when the moratorium ends.

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Without an extension of the order, many could be forced from their homes in the middle of an ongoing pandemic.

This would undoubtedly result in an increase in the area’s homeless population.

In September the CDC released an eviction moratorium in the hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The temporary moratorium prevents landlords from evicting someone for not paying the rent due to substantial loss of income.

The tenant must be making efforts to pay the rent.

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Tenants must have received a stimulus check or expect to make no more than $99,000 in annual income.

When the moratorium ends, tenants will have to pay any deferred payments that have accumulated during this time.