State & Federal Eviction Bans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated as of July 2, 2021


View or download the Federal Eviction Bans Fact Sheet in English and Spanish.
View or download the CDC Declaration in English and Spanish.
Visit this site to sign the CDC Declaration electronically and download/e-mail.

State of Connecticut Ban on Evictions Ended June 30, 2021

This means that your landlord can start a new eviction case against you, with some rules that protect tenants, which are outlined in the Governor’s executive order.  

Rules for eviction cases for nonpayment of rent:

  1. A landlord must first apply for the state’s UniteCT rental assistance program, to begin an eviction case against you for non payment of rent.
  2. Only after a landlord has applied for UniteCT can a marshal serve you with a Notice to Quit. If you receive a Notice to Quit you do not have to move out.
  3. All Notices to Quit must be delivered with information about the State’s UniteCT program and the federal CDC eviction moratorium in both English and Spanish.
  4. If a landlord serves you with a Notice to Quit, tenants have an opportunity to continue all terms of their rental agreement by paying outstanding rent within the 30-day Notice to Quit period.
  5. If during any eviction case, a UniteCT application is made, all parts of the case must be stopped for 30 days or until a decision is made on the UniteCT application, whichever is earlier.
  6. If a UniteCT application is approved, the eviction case must be stopped until the UniteCT payment is made, and the eviction action is withdrawn or dismissed.  
  7. Tenants: if you have applied for UniteCT and you have a case in court, then you should tell the Judge about your UniteCT application. If you have not yet applied for UniteCT you must do so to be covered by this part of these protections.

Your landlord is not allowed to lock you out, remove your belongings, or cut off utilities, even if you owe rent. Only a state marshal with an order from the court may physically remove you from your home.

You will not be protected by the above rules if you are being evicted for:

  1. You have done something that is a Serious Nuisance, such as physically harming another tenant or the landlord, or 

If your landlord already filed an eviction case against you in court:

  • Do not ignore any eviction papers or hearing notices you get from the court – you should follow the instructions for responding or attending a hearing.
  • If you are being evicted, you may also be protected by the national CDC ban on evictions. See other side for details.

For legal assistance and more information contact:

For more information, visit https://ctlawhelp.org/en/evictions-during-coronavirus-crisis

National Ban on Evictions Fact Sheet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a nationwide ban on evictions from September 4, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

BUT this protection is NOT automatic. It only applies to tenants who cannot pay full rent or other housing payment because they have lost income or have very expensive medical bills.

To receive this protection, every adult in your household (18 or older) MUST:

  1. Read the CDC Declaration. Review all the information and make sure that all of it is true about your situation. If anything is not true, you should not sign the Declaration. You could face criminal charges or fines if you provide inaccurate information.
  2. Sign the Declaration, if all the information in the Declaration is true.
  3. Give the Declaration to your landlord. Try to send it by email and/or certified mail, so you have proof you sent it.
  4. Keep a copy of the signed Declaration, all other communications with your landlord and any proof you have that you meet the requirements below.

Note: If your landlord already filed an eviction case against you in court, you may still use the Declaration, if you meet the requirements. After you give the Declaration to your landlord, send a copy of the declaration to the Court too.

Eligibility Requirements Checklist

You must meet ALL the requirements below to use the Declaration:

  • You cannot pay your full rent or other housing payments because your household lost income or has very expensive out-of-pocket medical bills;
  • You will likely become homeless or forced to live in someone else’s home in crowded conditions if you are evicted;
  • Your total income for 2020-21 will be less than $99,000/year (or $198,000/year for 2 adults) OR you qualified for a stimulus check OR you did not have to pay income tax in 2020;
  • You promise to pay as much of your rent as possible on time; and
  • You have made your best effort to apply for government rental and housing assistance (To learn what rent and housing assistance is available and how to apply, call 211).

You can also use the CDC Declaration generator at www.covid19evictionforms.com to (1) sign the Declaration form electronically, and (2) either email it to yourself and to your landlord or download and print it out.

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