Gov. DeSantis Says He Will Expand Statewide Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans on extending a statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium.
The moratorium which protects Florida residents from losing their home, if they can prove COVID-19 hardship is set to expire September 1.
DeSantis says he plans on extending the executive order for another month.
“And then I will work on the moratorium. I think we probably will continue that as well.”
A nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures ended July 24.
DeSantis says Floridians who qualify for the Lost Wages Assistance Program will also be able to receive an additional 300 dollars a week in unemployment benefits.
“And our hope is is that we’re able to do that retroactively to the beginning of August. And hopefully just pay out a lump sum.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only 45,723 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week compared to 72,774 the week before.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2020
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