In September 2020, the Trump administration announced a halt on eviction proceedings targeting residential renters. This was in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) concern that homelessness from eviction could further spread of SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19.
In the time since the moratorium went into effect, two questions arise. First, whether the moratorium actually served its purpose when it came to helping renters. And second, how this halt on evictions for non-payment impacted multifamily owners and operators.
The answers? “Kind of,” and “it’s a mixed bag.”