OnTrack Financial’s Resource Digest September 10, 2020
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- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has halted rental evictions nationwide through December 31, 2020.
- Unpaid rent, fees, and interest will still be due at the end of the moratorium.
- To be eligible, renters must earn $99,000 or less for an individual tax return filer or $198,000 or less for joint tax return filers.
- Read more details from the CDC here.
- Whenever possible, make a partial rental payment to show your commitment to paying your rent, and make sure to keep a record (receipts, canceled checks, etc.) to show the partial payments you’ve made.
- Keep copies of all emails or letter communication with your landlord, including summaries of any verbal agreements/discussions regarding the signed form, rental payment agreements, or other discussions you’ve had (that’s right; if you’ve had a verbal conversation, follow up with a summary email to your landlord to keep track of all communication). Doing this will cut down on confusion later.
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