Rent Relief & Eviction Ban Extended
Eviction Ban Extended Through January 31, 2021
President Donald Trump signed a coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law on December 27, 2020 which gives renters important protections and financial relief into 2021.
The bill includes an extension of the CDC order halting some evictions for those who lost their sources of income during the COVID-19 pandemic. This renewed moratorium on evictions makes it illegal to evict any individual who qualifies and allows tenants to stay in their housing through January 31, 2021.
Tenants will still be required to pay rent owed per the terms of their lease.
More Rent Relief On The Way
While the extended CDC order does not cancel or freeze rent, the new COVID-19 legislation does include significant funding earmarked for rent relief.
We will share more details as they become available, including the amount of funding, eligibility requirements, and the application process. Until then, follow the links below for current rent relief programs available to all Alaskans, guidance on eviction, and immediate financial help for those in need.
- AHFC: Eviction Guidance for Renters
- AHFC: Eviction Guidance for Landlords
- AHFC: Rent Relief Programs
- AHFC: Immediate Financial Assistance For Utilities, Childcare, And More
Eligible renters that fell behind in their rent payments during 2020 — or that continue to struggle paying rent into 2021 — will be able to apply for continued or new rent relief in 2021. This funding will also provide a way for landlords to collect owed rent and keep tenants in their properties.
You can find detailed information about renter rights and responsibilities under the eviction moratorium here. While this specific eviction ban does not apply to mortgage holders, there are separate protections for some homeowners. For information about foreclosure and forbearance for homeowners, click here.