It’s hard enough dealing with the loss of income, but then it’s even more stressful if you get served with an eviction notice. Did you know that your landlord may be prohibited from evicting you?
Right now until March 31, 2021, you may qualify to hold onto your home without being evicted under the Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19. There are some specific requirements to qualifying, which we’ll tell you about below, or you may want to talk about your situation with your Brightside Financial Assistant (FA).
Here’s what you need to know to avoid getting evicted:
- Have you made your best effort to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing?
- Will you earn less than $99,000 in 2021 (or $198,000 for a joint tax return)?
- Did you receive an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check)?
- Have you been making your best efforts to make timely partial payments that are close to the full amount?
- Would getting evicted make you homeless or cause you to share living space because you have no other options
If your answer was “yes” to the above questions, you may be protected from getting evicted. To be sure, your Financial Assistant can give you real time information as it relates to your personal circumstances. They can also help you plan ahead for after the moratorium ends.
Just open the Brightside app to chat with your FA. Not registered? Click below to get started.
“Claudine’s bank account was at $0 by the end of each month. With no savings, she worried what might happen if an emergency arose. Her FA found ways to reduce her phone and utility bills then looked at potential changes to her payroll allocations that could increase how much she took home. With these adjustments, Claudine freed up $253 a month!”
Big news! Adult members of your household are now eligible for Brightside, for free!
Unless you live alone, your finances are tightly connected with the other people in your home. That’s true whether they work or you are fully supporting them. They are part of your financial picture.
And because our mission is to provide you with complete financial wellness, adding your household members to Brightside gives us a more complete view of your financial picture. That means free support for them, and better outcomes for you.
Just call 855-940-1507 to get started.