Originally Published Oct. 28, 2020
Updated Dec. 7, 2020 , Dec. 21, 2020, Jan. 7, 2021, Jan. 27, March 30, April 21, May 11, June 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 27, 2021
Eviction Moratorium Ended
The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium (which went into effect on Sept. 4, 2020) was struck down on Aug. 26, 2021. In Colorado, only tenants who have applied for rental assistance will receive 30 days to cure this nonpayment; tenants who have not applied for rental assistance will receive only 10 days.
If you’re behind on rent and served with a summons and complaint (eviction) notice:
• Apply for rent aid – this could settle your debts, and it will give you an extra 20 days before court proceedings begin.
• Reach out for legal aid! For example: CEDProject, Colorado Legal Services, Colorado Poverty Law Project; we may also be able to point you to geographically specific services.
• You don’t need to leave your home until there’s a court order and the sheriff comes to your home to enforce it!
Executive Order D 2021 125 requires landlords to give tenants 30 days’ notice to cure nonpayment of rent IF the tenants submitted a rental assistance application (or the landlord has applied on their tenants’ behalf), and the application has not been denied.
This means it is now more important than ever to apply for rental assistance! If you are behind in rent, DO NOT DELAY. Tenants who have applied for rental assistance will have 30 days to cure their nonpayment of rent; those who have not applied for rental assistance will have only 10 days.
This also means that if you were protected by the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium, your landlord can now move forward to evict you from your home. Please take action now and apply for rental assistance if you are behind in your rent!
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