According to the new Florida Rule, people will stay at home without paying rent
The temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures put by the Gov. DeSantis to aid people in the time of prevalent COVID-19 and economic strains has been extended till August 1 and can be extended further as well.
The hold on evictions which was put by the Governer in April has now been extended twice. But the renters and the house owners may resist it if it happens for the third time.
More than 170,000 people in Florida are waiting for their unemployment claims to get verified, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In Florida since March, 2.5 million claims have been processed for unemployment benefits.
Even though the law enforcement would not enforce the evictions and the court hearing would not happen, the landlords can still send out the eviction notes.
It was expected that if Gov. DeSantis would not have extended the order, many people in Florida might have faced evictions.
In addition to this, last weel DeSantis announced $250 Million in funding for rental assistance along with mortgage assistance.
Half of the funds are expected to be spent helping tenants who are facing difficulties paying the rents and half would go to local housing offices.
Not just that but several Central Florida Counties are providing aid and assistance to the people through federal CARES Act grants and pandemic assistance. If you need assistance, you can see your County’s Official website.
There are also Federal resources available for the renters and homeowners who are suffering due to the COVID-19 hardships.
For renters and homeowners assistance, this website is helpful: https://www.hud.gov/states