Eviction moratorium extended through June

Published on March 30, 2021

Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, is now extended through June 30, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Tenants will still be responsible for unpaid rent at the end of the moratorium.

“Through our Emergency Rental Assistance program, Fort Worth residents can apply for help with rent, past due rent, utilities, past due utility payments and other housing expenses resulting from the coronavirus outbreak,” said Victor Turner, director of the Neighborhood Services Department. “The goal of the program is keeping families in their homes. Renters may be eligible for help if they’ve qualified for unemployment, experienced a reduction in household income or other financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

Learn about resources for emergency rental assistance in Fort Worth.



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