Colorado’s eviction moratorium expired with 2020
Gov. Jared Polis this week extended several pandemic-related executive orders, but lengthening the duration of the state’s eviction moratorium was not one of them.
That order, most recently put in place in October and extended by the governor in November through the end of 2020, expired on Friday. A federal eviction moratorium is in effect through the end of January.
Last fall, Colorado’s Special Eviction Prevention Task Force warned in a report that between 150,000 and 230,000 households in the state could be at risk of eviction by the end of 2020.
The governor did sign an order this week preventing late fees for residential and commercial tenants through Jan. 31. Polis also signed executive orders extending the state’s disaster declaration and requiring mandatory furloughs for certain state employees.
His other orders temporarily suspend some regulatory deadlines to allow the state to continue to use federal funds designated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and direct the expenditure of federal funds pursuant to the CARES Act.