In September 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the federal Eviction Moratorium, to prevent the eviction of tenants unable to make rental payments and to control the spread of COVID-19. The Moratorium was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2020, and was subsequently extended until June 30, 2021. On June 24, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the Moratorium would be extended for one final month, concluding on July 31, 2021. The White House released a statement that the extension will include a series of initiatives to help state and local governments promote housing stability.
Update: On August 3, 2021, the CDC issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions.
As many Americans continue to experience financial hardship due to the economic impact of the pandemic, it is expected that the lift of the Eviction Moratorium may displace families and put increased demand on shelters and social services.
The nonprofits featured on this page are committed to aiding those who are on the verge of homelessness. We encourage you to explore each of the 3- and 4-Star rated organizations on this page for more information and support their efforts to address housing insecurity and instability. We also encourage you to use our Advanced Search to find and support Encompass-rated charities, such as Community Solutions International, Inc. (100/100), that are also involved in this work.