The COVID-19, or coronavirus crisis has left many in Canada without a job or with reduced hours and wondering how to pay their rent. The scope and scale of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes income support measures to help Canadians pay their rent and put food on the table.
Although rental housing falls under provincial jurisdiction, we want to do our part to help ensure that you feel supported during this challenging time.
Provinces and territories are continuously working to address this issue. Many have already announced measures to suspend evictions in their respective regions. The table below provides the latest updates on eviction moratoriums related to COVID-19. Please note that this table is updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Eviction Moratorium lifted May 1, 2020
No Official Announcement
Housing providers have an important role to play in preserving our economy during these extraordinary times. We are all in this together. Landlords with CMHC-insured mortgages who are facing financial difficulties have access to the same tools and relief measures as homeowners, such as mortgage payment deferrals. We expect all landlords, especially those with CMHC insurance or financing, to pass their savings on to tenants and to refrain from evictions until this crisis has passed.