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New Eviction Moratorium

For Immediate Release


September 8, 2020

SDHDA Contact: Tasha Jones

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions

Last week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) published an Order to temporarily halt evictions in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This Order was published September 4th, 2020 in the Federal Register. 

You can read the full order here:

This Order is in effect until December 31st, 2020, unless further extended or modified. Unlike the previous moratorium that had been issued under the CARES Act and expired on July 24th, 2020, this Order applies to ALL rental housing, regardless of how the housing was funded and regardless of any federal programs in place at the property. SDHDA has condensed the Tenant Declaration down to a one-page form (below) that you are welcome use for these situations. SDHDA encourages you to post the Legal Services Notice (What Renters Need to Know…) in a prominent place at your properties, and to make the Declaration forms available to all tenants. If you have any questions, please contact your Housing Management Officer.

Tenant Declaration
Legal Services Notice


About South Dakota Housing Development Authority: South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs that provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention and rental assistance. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. For more information, visit

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