US Cities That Have Banned Evictions Due to Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the United States, the livelihood of America’s working class is coming to an unexpected and unfortunate halt. Here is the current list of US Cities that have banned evictions due to the Coronavirus.

  • Monday, March 16, 2020

  Ashley Orlowski

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the United States, the livelihood of America’s working class is coming to an unexpected and unfortunate halt. While this freeze on everyday “normal” life is only temporary, depleting income from individuals and families who rely on it will greatly affect the ability to pay monthly bills, including rent. Without working, everyone from small businesses owners to bartenders are losing their chance to gain a paycheck to pay their monthly rent.


With each passing day, the Coronavirus is bringing new challenges for US citizens. The list is growing practically every few hours with public places being forced to close their doors to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. The fact that cities are protecting renters who cannot work during this extremely difficult time for our country is huge. Nobody should have to worry about losing the roof over their head due to an unexpected and unavoidable income loss.


Take a look at the list of the current cities who are implementing eviction moratoriums due to the Coronavirus pandemic:


(UPDATED 3/21/20)



  • San Francisco, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Culver City, California
  • Santa Ana, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Jose, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Long Beach, California



  • Denver, Colorado



  • Orlando, Florida and all surrounding areas in Orange County, Florida
  • Miami, Florida and all surrounding areas in Miami-Dade County, Florida



  • Statewide ban



  • Statewide ban beginning 3/16/20



  • Statewide ban



  • Boston, Massachusetts



  • Detroit, Michigan 


New Jersey

  • Newark, New Jersey


New York

  • Statewide band


North Carolina

  • Statewide ban




  • Cleveland, Ohio


  • Portland, Oregon and all surrounding areas in Multnomah County, Oregon



  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



South Carolina

  • Charleston, South Carolina



  • Austin, Texas and all surrounding areas in Travis County, Texas?
  • San Antonio, Texas



  • Montgomery County, Virginia



  • Seattle, Washington
  • Statewide ban


While cities nationwide are putting in their best efforts to slow down Coronavirus (COVID-19), renters in these states listed above are being shown the compassion that they deserve during this bump in the road for our country and our economy. The extreme measures of keeping the public separated has unfortunately thrown the biggest wrench in our 2020 economy. Businesses from the top to the bottom are feeling it and will continue to feel it. This is when renters will turn to local and state officials working to get renters protected until they can get back on their feet.


VerticalRent will be updating this post with the latest cities added each day, so if your city or state is not listed above be sure to check back tomorrow. 


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About the author

Ashley Orlowski is the Digital Marketing Analyst for VerticalRent. She has a passion for writing with both landlords and renters in mind. She strongly believes enrolling and utilizing VerticalRent and VerticalRent Community can greatly benefit all parties involed and help encourgage better landlord/renter dynamics and stronger roommate relationships.

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