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Eviction Moratorium extended in high-risk counties only

Eviction Moratorium extended in high risk counties. Korin Schmidt, Dir. of Dept. Family Services
Eviction Moratorium extended in high risk counties. Korin Schmidt, Dir. of Dept. Family Services(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Biden administration and the CDC have continued to extend the Eviction Moratorium, starting Aug. 3rd until Oct. 3rd.

However, in Wyoming, this is only in place in counties with a substantial or high risk of Covid-19 transmission. Wyoming remains at elevated risk levels, with almost 41% of the Laramie county populations fully vaccinated.

If applicants are eligible, they will need a declaration form from the CDC tracker website to give you your landlord for exemptions.

The CDC Pulse Data surveyed Wyoming households and found 13 percent are behind in rent and of that, 43 percent said they were likely of being evicted.

“About 23,000 of our renters are what is called rent-burdened, which means that 30 percent or more of their paycheck goes to rent. We don’t know how many of them would be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, but we would guess a good portion of them.”

If you think you may be at risk of eviction, you can head to the Emergency Rental Assistance website and add your verifiable income information to give the program employees for application.

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