Apr 22

HUD Guidance on CARES Act and evictions


Yesterday the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance for evictions in this time of Covid-19. The document’s stated purpose is to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding the eviction moratorium for public housing agencies. However, many of the answers offer insights for private landlords, too. The answers are generally in line with our existing analysis of how the CARES Act affects evictions in the District of Columbia. While this guidance is not binding on DC Superior Court Landlord and Tenant Branch, hopefully judges will find it very persuasive. The guidance can be read here.