SOME TENANT PROTECTIONS ENDING JULY 1
Landlords can start evicting tenants if they can’t pay their monthly rent for months starting July 1. But you can keep your landlord from evicting you for rent you owed between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 by completing a Declaration of Financial Hardship for Eviction Protection form and delivering it to your landlord BEFORE July 1st. You are allowed to hold off paying all of the rent you owe until February 28, 2022, if you have given your landlord this form.
To be able to avoid paying this back rent until February 28, 2022, you must have had at least one of the following issues since March 16, 2020:
- Loss of household income
- Loss of work or wages
- Increased medical expenses
- Increased child care duties or duties to care for a person with a disability or a person who is elderly, injured, or sick
- Increased costs for child care or caring for a person with a disability or a person who is elderly, injured, or sick
- Other issues that have reduced your income or increased your expenses.
If you qualify and have not given your landlord the form, please click here to obtain a copy. Complete the form, sign and date it, and give it to your landlord in person, by first class mail or, by sending a copy or photograph by e-mail or text message.You will have to pay your landlord for all back rent due by February 28, 2022. If you need help paying for your rent, please seek help here.