Do I still need to pay rent if there is an eviction moratorium?

Yes. Even if there is an eviction moratorium in place, you are still required to pay rent. If you do not pay rent, you will owe your landlord for all the rent you did not pay. If you can’t afford your rent because you lost your job due to the coronavirus pandemic, apply to the FERA program.

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1. Do I still need to pay rent if there is an eviction moratorium?
2. What is the FERA Program?
3. Who is eligible?
4. Can I receive a check from this program?
5. How much assistance can I get?
6. How do I apply to the program?
7. What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?
8. What documents will I need?
9. What utilities can I get help with?
10. I don’t live in Lake County. Can I get assistance?
11. I own my mobile home but pay lot rent. Can I get assistance with the lot rent and utilities?
12. I own my home or pay a mortgage. Can I get assistance with my mortgage or utilities??
13. What Counts as a COVID-Related Financial Hardship?
14. What Counts as being “At Risk of Homelessness or Housing Instability”?
15. Do I have to be behind on my rent?
16. Can I get help with both my rent and utilities?
17. What happens after I apply?
18. Can I apply to every agency?
19. Will I receive assistance as long as I am eligible?
20. Do I need a formal rental agreement or lease to qualify for the program?
21. Can I apply if I’m renting a room?
22. Can I receive assistance if I am not listed on the utility bill?
23. Can I receive assistance if I have section 8 or other subsidized housing?
24. I received a referral from 211 and have not heard back from the agency yet.
25. Can I be eligible if I lost employment before COVID? The pandemic made it difficult to find employment.
26. I received assistance a few months ago and I need more help.
27. I’m homeless. Can I receive assistance?
28. I’m a landlord, am I eligible to apply for my units?