CDC eviction moratoriums
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an Order to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Order says that landlords cannot evict certain tenants affected by COVID-19, or they could face penalties. The Order applies only to those tenants who have not paid rent. Tenants that are evicted for engaging in criminal activity can still be evicted.
It is important for the OLLU community to know that the moratorium only prevents tenants from being evicted for non-payment of rent. Rent is still owed. The landlord can still charge and collect late fees, penalties or interest. Tenants can still be evicted for other violations of their lease agreement that do not involve payment of rent.
More information is included below and includes:
- CDC Eviction Moratorium
- CDC Eviction Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions
- CDC Declaration
For more information on evictions, San Antonio residents can call 210-207-5910 or visit https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/Assistance/Residents/Housing-Evictions
Those unable to pay rent may qualify for the City of San Antonio’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program. To apply, go to www.sanantonio.gov/emergencyhousingassistance or call 210-207-5910.