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• State Rep. Anna Eskamani has been fielding calls from tenants throughout the pandemic who are seeking help with rent or trying to avoid eviction. She says the state of Florida needs to do a better job caring for the precariously housed. Read More »
• Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for the fifth time on Monday. He announced the extension of his executive order for one more month – that is, until Oct. 1 – at the absolute last moment, mere hours before the moratorium was set to expire. The thing is, despite the extension of DeSantis’ executive order preventing immediate evictions, the wording of that order was changed on August 1st, narrowing tenant protections and effectively green-lighting landlords to begin filing eviction cases in Orange County courts. Hundreds have since been filed. This week, Mayor Buddy Dyer proposed a plan to use $1.5 million in CARES Act funds to assist renters with rent payments they weren’t able to … Read More »
• Aid will expire for people and businesses affected by the pandemic’s economic impact – from unemployment to possible rent and mortgage forgiveness. Jay Mobley and Camilo Parra, lawyers from The Legal Aid Society discuss what’s on the horizon for tenants. Read More »