Certain Denver renters will continue to be protected by the CDC’s extended eviction moratorium

The federal government made the announcement to extend the moratorium less than a week before the moratorium was set to expire.
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Kevin Breidenbach and Luke Wierman post signs to tents as the Denver Democratic Socialists of America protest rent and evictions as the economy continues to struggle under the pandemic. July 1, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Certain Denver renters will continue to be protected under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium after the federal agency announced Thursday that it would extend the reprieve until July 31.

The moratorium was to expire on June 30. The CDC said in a statement that the extension is intended to be the final one after the first order was initially issued last September and extended this year. The moratorium provides protection for certain renters, including those making under a certain amount of money and whose income took a substantial hit because of COVID.

Denver had been abiding the CDC's moratorium and will continue to do so.

"I'm pleased to see the CDC make this appropriate extension, and my administration will continue to deploy supports to help our residents stabilize their housing and avoid eviction situations in the first place," Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement.

Rental assistance is available to certain Denver residents facing hardships due to the pandemic.

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