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NAA and TAA Release Updated Guidance on CDC Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association, alongside the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) has released updated, members-only guidance on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) federal eviction moratorium order. This guidance reflects the latest information from the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, released on October 9.

The guidance breaks down the provisions critical to the apartment industry, including:

  • Whether a declaration prevents starting or continuing with eviction proceedings;
  • Whether a housing provider is precluded from challenging the truthfulness of the resident’s declaration in any state or municipal court; and
  • Whether housing providers are required to make their tenants aware of the CDC Order and sample declaration form.

Please note that the guidance was developed by NAA and TAA. It is intended to provide members with general information about the Order, from our perspective, and does not constitute legal advice. It is informational only and does not replace the advice of your own legal counsel. It is uncertain how courts will interpret and apply the Order. We continue to monitor the developments surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and update our members in due course.