Due to COVID-19, millions of Americans lost their jobs. While moratoriums were put in place to protect them from eviction, time is running out. The protection offered by the CARES Act ended on August 24, leaving many renters vulnerable if their state didn’t extend protection beyond that date. Additionally, the CARES Act requirement didn’t apply to all properties, meaning some renters were experiencing trouble before that help came to an end. As a result, it’s normal to wonder if there is any recourse for an eviction due to job loss. If you’re concerned about being forced out of your home, here’s what you need to know.
Tamila McDonald is a U.S. Army veteran with 20 years of service, including five years as a military financial advisor. After retiring from the Army, she spent eight years as an AFCPE-certified personal financial advisor for wounded warriors and their families. Now she writes about personal finance and benefits programs for numerous financial websites.