CDC Issues Emergency Health Order to Stop Evictions
Mike Seals - September 4, 2020 10:36 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency public health order to temporarily halt most evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, effective September 4, the anticipated date of publication in the Federal Register. The order will be effective through December 31.
Any past-due rent owed by the renter, including late fees, will come due upon expiration of the Order December 31. Renters who have fallen behind on paying rent will likely face eviction, as they will be unable to pay the past-due amount.
Eviction prevention assistance affords protection to both the renter and landlord.
These organizations are currently offering eviction prevention assistance:
Oklahoma City Metro: Community Care Partners – www.okcommunitycares.org
Oklahoma City Metro: Catholic Charities – www.catholiccharitiesok.org/
Oklahoma City Metro: NSO – www.nsookc.org
Tulsa Metro: Restore Hope Ministries – https://tulsahousing.nanmckay.com/
Statewide: 211 Oklahoma – 211oklahoma.org/
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has also distributed disaster relief grants to organizations assisting individuals who have been directly affected by COVID-19.