Florida’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium, which had been in effect since April, expired on September 30th. The moratorium was allowed to expire in lieu a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order that was issued in early September. The CDC order, which protects eligible tenants from eviction for non-payment of rent through the end of 2020, applies only to states that do not have a moratorium on residential evictions with the same level of protection that the order provides. With the Florida moratorium no longer in effect, the CDC order will control Florida eviction protections through the end of 2020.
To be protected from eviction, a tenant must submit a declaration to their landlord that meets CDC requirements. If a tenant does not submit a declaration to their landlord that meets CDC requirements, they can be evicted; the CDC eviction protections are not automatic.
For more information, please visit https://www.flhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Member-Advisory-Evictions-Protections-CDC-4.pdf