STATEWIDE – On Wednesday, July 1, the moratorium of Governor Ron DeSantis on evictions and executions during the coronavirus pandemic will end and lawyers will plead for extension.
What you need to know
- Lawyers want the moratorium to be extended by 90 days
- They also want state-provided rental lighting for landlords
On Tuesday, home reform advocates gather outside Tallahassee’s governor house to call on DeSantis to extend that moratorium.
It would be up to the governor to extend this moratorium, and those in favor of housing reform want it to be done.
They also argue for state-provided rental assistance and mortgage support for working-class landlords.
Last week, the governor announced $ 250 million in CARES Act funding for rent and mortgage support.
But Tuesday, lawyers will call on DeSantis to extend the moratorium by 90 days. This moratorium ended on June 1, but the governor extended it to July 1.
It’s unclear where the advocates are asking to coincide with the governor’s $ 250 million plan.
This is because thousands of Floridians are still unemployed and unable to pay during the pandemic, including Orlando’s James Simon.
“Releasing the eviction notice in July helps, but it doesn’t solve the problem. You know, it does help, but in the end we’re still liable for the rent,” Simon told Spectrum News early. June.
Home reform advocates are also calling on DeSantis to work with legislators on “long-term solutions to stop the movement of COVIDs.”
They are concerned with mass evictions and executions.