Confusion for tenants and landlords with the current eviction moratorium

TULSA, Okla. — A moratorium that started this month designed to keep thousands of Americans from being homeless is set to expire at the end of the year.  

Tulsa Legal Aid Attorney Eric Hallett says the intent was to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  It’s not automatic, but a declaration form can stop the eviction process for some. Here’s some things to know:

  • Declaration form must be signed under oath
  • Give a copy to your landlord and the judge if you have a court date
  • Those not meeting the criteria can still be evicted

For more information on obtaining and filling-out a declaration, or to see if you qualify, contact Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma:

If you need rent assistance, contact:

Keep in mind, renters will still owe rent and late fees, but will not be removed from their homes. Rent and fees will be due after Jan 1, 2021. Landlords will seek payment at that time and could sue for unpaid rent and fees.