Gov. DeSantis extends mortgage foreclosure, eviction relief for Florida residents

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bills have been piling up for months for millions across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

In Florida, a temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures was set to expire Tuesday, but Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Monday extending the mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief for residents.

The extension will now run through July 1.

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Many renters can breath a little easier because just when rent came due again for many, the governor stepped up and extended the time they have to avoid eviction.

This is the second time the governor issued a last minute moratorium extension as a lifeline for tenants and homeowners.

The moratorium isn’t keeping all landlords from at least filing for evictions. Channel 9 found 100 eviction petitions that were filed since the moratorium was put in place.

“My prediction is we’re going to see a massive amount of evictions filed,” real estate attorney Barry Miller said.

Steve Barrett

Steve Barrett, WFTV.com

Reporter Steve Barrett returned to WFTV in mid-2017 after 18 months in the Twin Cities, where he worked as Vice President of Communications for an Artificial Intelligence software firm aligned with IBM.

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