And the CDC COVID eviction”ban” is back in effect in Alabama.

After allowing the Trump era CDC eviction moratorium to expire this past weekend, the CDC has now reinstated a modified “ban.” As reported here,

On August 3, 2021, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), signed an order halting evictions between August 3, 2021 and October 3, 2021 in areas rapidly increasing COVID cases.

I out “ban” in quotes because it is not a total ban on evictions. Many people think it is. It only applies in limited cases. A landlord can still evict under the ban.

The new moratorium now only applies “in U.S. counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2 [COVID] as defined by the CDC, as of August 3, 2021.”

Based upon the CDC COVID Data Tracker, every county in Alabama meets the criteria.

I still recommend all landlords and tenants to take advantage of the federal money to assist with rental arrearages. The Alabama Housing Financing Authority administers a separate fund of $256 million that can help with past due rent and utilities. To find out more and apply for assistance, call 833-620-2434 or click here

If you reside in Jefferson County, contact the Jefferson County Alabama Emergency Rental Assistance Program here.

If you reside in Birmingham, contact the Birmingham Emergency Rental Assistance Program here.

A limited number of other cities and counties have these programs, search here for your county and city.