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Pisgah Legal Services Highlights Renters' Rights


Last updated 9/7/2020 at 12:47pm

As a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide order last week to temporarily halt evictions for millions of renters who meet certain criteria.

The order went into effect Friday, Sept. 4, and will last through Dec. 31, 2020.

The order requires that renters meet certain criteria, including:

•Have an income of $198,000 or less for couples filing jointly, or up to $99,000 for individuals.

•Show they have sought government assistance to pay their rent.

•Declare they are unable to pay rent because of COVID-19...

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