Despite CDC eviction halt, you can still be evicted if you don't sign proper form

Southeast Wisconsin has highest eviction rates in state
Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 14:09:12-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office wants to clear up any confusion regarding expired eviction moratoriums and the halt on eviction from the Center for Disease Control.

The CDC exemption only applies to people who have filled out the specific form, otherwise the Sheriff's Office is legally obligated evict the current tenants.

CDC Halt on Evictions

The CDC issued a formal halt on evictions back in the beginning of September. However, in order to qualify for the eviction exemption you have to fill out the follow form.

According to a letter from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, "evictions for failure to pay rent are legal if the tenants do not sign a declaration, despite the CDC moratorium."

The exemption applies to people who meet certain income, work, and housing requirements.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Message

The MCSO issued a statement on Tuesday that said they have been and will continue issuing evictions when the declaration has not been signed.

In order to avoid being evicted, they said you have signed the form or intend on doing so. Otherwise, the Sheriff's Office is legally obligated to evict you.

The Sheriff's Office emphasized that the CDC halt does not prevent all tenants from being evicted. It only applies to those who opt-out.

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