What is an eviction moratorium?
Generally speaking, an eviction moratorium is the temporary suspension of evictions, and/or eviction proceedings, combined with the specific conditions outlined by an eviction freeze order that accompanies it. Many regions of the country have enacted eviction moratoriums during the COVID-19 health crisis, acknowledging that “stay-at-home” orders have restricted many tenants’, landlords’, and business owners’ ability to earn income and therefore pay rent and/or mortgages. However, the specific conditions of an eviction moratorium differ depending on the individual laws of each state and city. It’s also important to note that an eviction moratorium does not typically equate to rent cancellation or suspension.