Eviction cases still being filed in Lewis & Clark County during moratorium

HELENA — During the COVID-19 pandemic, both the federal government and the state of Montana have issued orders limiting when someone can be evicted for failing to pay rent. However, those moratoriums don’t cover all situations, and eviction cases are still being filed.

Currently, the CDC has an order in place that protects tenants from eviction if they sign a legal declaration certifying that they cannot pay their full rent due to loss of work or income, and that they meet several other criteria: