Latest CDC Eviction Order Applies to All Major Counties in Hawaiʻi
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission of COVID-19, which applies to counties of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi and the City and County of Honolulu.
The CDC’s Eviction Order only applies to “covered persons.” To be eligible, tenants/renters must attest that they have used their best efforts to obtain all available governmental assistance for housing, and they must have made not more than $99,000 as an individual, not more than $198,000 as a joint filer, or are not required to report any income.
Renters should fill out the CDC declaration form to see if they qualify. If a renter qualifies, they must provide the completed and signed CDC declaration form to their landlord or landlord’s representative. Renters who don’t will not be protected from eviction.
“I encourage renters to apply for rental assistance, as counties have funding available,” said Gov. David Ige.
Landlords and tenants should seek legal assistance if they have any questions regarding their rights and the impact of the CDC order. Eviction moratorium resources for each county are listed here.
The temporary eviction ban will continue until a county no longer has substantial or high levels of community transmission for 14 consecutive days or on Oct. 3, whichever comes earlier.
Only Kalawao County, essentially Kalaupapa, has a low level of transmission.