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DeSantis’ new moratorium on evictions, foreclosures will help some, but not all residents struggling during COVID

BY: - September 1, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued another last-day-of-the-month moratorium on evictions and foreclosures Monday night, but like the extension in late July, it offers limited and very targeted relief. Housing experts told the Florida Phoenix earlier the moratorium will help many tenants and homeowners but strand others as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Thousands of residents are […]

With no moratorium in place for FL renters, ‘We expect a tsunami of evictions’

BY: - August 19, 2020

More than 800,000 renters in Florida are at risk of being evicted within weeks, a fallout framed by financial duress, the coronavirus crisis and little help from state and federal officials, according to lawyers and legal aid groups. With Florida’s limited state order on evictions expiring Aug. 31, those renters could be without homes if […]