Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating Evictions Moratorium to Align With Legislation Signed Earlier Today

August 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 249, which updates the moratorium on evictions established under Executive Order No. 106 (2020) to be aligned with legislation signed into law earlier today (S-3691). The updated moratorium continues to protect residents most impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our evictions moratorium has kept families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Murphy. “This order updates and maintains the moratorium so that residents still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic continue to have shelter and can focus on taking care of their families without the threat of losing their homes.”

Executive Order No. 249 acts to update the state’s evictions moratorium to be identical to provisions in S-3691, including the rescinding of certain provisions of Executive Order No. 106 (2020) and aligning expiration dates of other provisions in accordance with the new law. 

For a copy of Executive Order No. 249, please click here.

To read more about S-3691, please click here.

Earlier MidJersey.news story here: Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Housing Eviction Prevention and Utility Assistance Bill