Trial Court frequently asked questions about the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium order

Massachusetts Trial Court FAQs and answers regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) Eviction Moratorium Order, updated August 27, 2021.

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Disclaimer: The information below is not legal advice. You should speak to a lawyer if you have questions or need legal advice about an eviction. The information below may change at any time.

What is the CDC eviction moratorium order?

In general, the CDC eviction moratorium order, often referred to as the “CDC Order,” may provide protection from eviction for non-payment of rent to people who meet certain requirements outlined by the CDC in its eviction moratorium Order (“CDC Order”). 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions is no longer in effect as of August 26, 2021 as the result of a United States Supreme Court opinion. Certain protections in non-payment eviction cases remain in effect in Massachusetts. See St. 2020, c. 257, as amended by St. 2021, c. 20. The Trial Court is in the process of updating the relevant information found on Learn about resources for people facing eviction or housing instability.

Last updated: August 27, 2021

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