Federal eviction resources
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Help for Renters: Find government information on remaining eviction moratoriums, rental assistance and the CARES act here.
- CALIFORNIA HELP: https://housing.ca.gov/tenant/protection_guidelines.html
- USDA Access to Food and School Meals Information: Information on how to find and access food and school meals for families affected by COVID-19.
- National Low Income Housing Coalition: Database of multi-family/affordable properties.
- Beginning November 1, 2021, your landlord may sue you for any unpaid rent you owe.
- Until October 1, 2021, a landlord can only evict a tenant if they provide a legally valid reason.
- It is illegal for a landlord to give a tenant a 30- or 60-day eviction notice without a stated reason. This is commonly known as a “no-cause” eviction.
- The stated reason must match one of the valid reasons allowed by the law, a “just cause” eviction.
- Existing local government eviction ordinances may remain in place until they expire, but they may not defer rent obligations beyond May 31, 2023.
- Landlords who do such things as lock tenants out, remove personal property or shut off utility services to evict a tenant—rather than going through the required court process—can face fines of between $1,000 and $2,500. These penalties are in effect until October 1, 2021.
- If you believe you have been unlawfully evicted or if you need legal advice, you should consult with an attorney. If you need legal help, CONTACT US NOW!
Here’s our helpful guide for you, the consumer, if you are being evicted OR are facing eviction as the Eviction Moratorium has been lifted. Some states still have an eviction moratorium in place, but most do not.
Can your landlord evict you?
It’s illegal for landlords to physically evict you, but in some states, courts are allowing evictions when you’ve received an order to leave after the eviction case has taken place in court. It’s important to remember that an eviction notice is different from an actual eviction — a notice doesn’t mean you have to move out.
You may be able to file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if you wish to reorganize your overall debts and you want to stop an eviction. Filing Bankruptcy stops everything in its tracks, because of the Automatic Stay. When you file, the stay is automatically granted preventing eviction. However, it’s important to note, that if your landlord has already obtained a court ordered eviction, filing bankruptcy will not prevent you from being evicted.
More than 41 million U.S. households are behind on rental payments. It can feel like a desperate situation, and getting thrown out of your home or just getting harassed by landlords can be stressful or intolerable.
In this case the landlords (or their lawyers) are the “collectors”, and they must follow certain rules!
That is why we fight for tenant rights and understand the difficulties resulting from covid-19 are unprecedented. You can get the immediate action you need with Sue the Collector.
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