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Gov. Jared Polis amends, extends executive order on eviction protection

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-05 16:24:22-04

Gov. Jared Polis has amended and extended an executive order pertaining to COVID-19 recovery efforts and rental housing eviction protection.

“The order extends directives that provide tenants who have a pending application for emergency rental assistance with 30 days to make past-due rental payments rather than 10 days,” the governor’s office said Saturday in a news release.

The order also rescinds all remaining provisions on unemployment insurance and returns funds — $16,104,806, allocated to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment — to the Disaster Emergency Fund.

This past week, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the federal eviction moratorium, Polis said he was considering extending emergency rental protection in Colorado beyond September if rental assistance applications are backlogged.

On July 30, one day before a federal eviction moratorium expired, Polis extended state protections under an executive order that took effect Aug. 1. Colorado landlords must provide tenants with 30 days of notice before evicting them for not paying rent. During those 30 days, tenants can stop the eviction by showing they are awaiting money from a rental assistance fund.

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