Federal legislation and an order from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended the September 2020 temporary halt in residential evictions moratorium through March 31, 2021.
The order was created to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and protect tenants from eviction based on nonpayment of rent.
“Wisconsin renters should know that they are not automatically entitled to protections under the CDC order," said Administrator of DATCP's Division of Trade and Consumer Protection Lara Sutherlin. “We encourage Wisconsin tenants who are struggling to make rent payments to seek this important relief by submitting their request in writing to their landlord."
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To invoke the moratorium, tenants must provide a signed copy of the CDC's declaration form to their landlord or property owner.
“The economic fallout from the pandemic has resulted in housing insecurity for many Wisconsinites," said Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. I'm glad the eviction moratorium has been extended. Those who need eviction relief should connect with state and local resources in order to utilize the emergency rental assistance available."