NAHMA Update: CDC Formally Extends the Federal Eviction Moratorium until March 31, 2021

January 29, 2020

Dear NAHMA Members,

As part of President Biden’s Day One Executive Orders signed January 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the federal eviction moratorium until at least March 31, 2021. President Biden has also requested the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, to consider extending foreclosure moratoriums for federally guaranteed mortgages and continuing applications for forbearance for federally guaranteed mortgages until at least March 31, 2021. Additionally, on January 19, the Federal Housing Finance Agency extended its foreclosure and eviction moratoriums until February 28, 2021. The president has  requested the agency to consider extending the foreclosure moratorium further and continue forbearance applications for all loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

For more information, please view the attached Biden-Harris Transition Day One Executive Actions Fact Sheet.

In today’s media release, CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, formally signed and released the extension to the federal Eviction Moratorium. The previous moratorium was scheduled to expire on January 31, 2021, and will now cover through March 31, 2021.  As we shared last week (per email below), President Biden directed an extension of this eviction moratorium on his first day in office, by an executive order. We were awaiting today’s official CDC announcement, including some additional information: