Q: My landlord is evicting me because I cannot afford rent due to covid-19, am I covered under Trump's new law.
I cleaned homes for a living and and unable to work because of the virus and not being able to go into people's homes for my safety and my family safety my landlord is trying to evict me due to not being able to pay and he has also denied taking rental assistance from step Incorporated. I have been trying to contact my landlord since the first of September and he will not answer my calls return my calls or even try to assist me in this matter so that we are able to work out some kind of plan or something else me and my husband are both off work at this time and are unable to go back to work and neither one of us qualify for unemployment under Trump's new law what do we do in order to not be evicted at this time
A: In Virginia, Governor Northam's prohibition on eviction expired on September 7, 2020. It is unclear whether the Governor will extend the prohibition.
A: The landlord will be able to take you to court and get a judgment for possession and unpaid rent against you, but the landlord will not be able to get the final step complete (the actual lock-change/removal) while the judicial emergency exists, which was recently extended to October 11 (and could get extended again). But, you may also be exempt under the CDC moratorium, but it's unclear how courts are going to handle that.
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