Orange County

Moratorium on evictions, foreclosures extended until August, governor announces

The moratorium to temporarily suspend evictions and foreclosures has been extended until August, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday evening.

The order, which was set to expire on Wednesday, has now been extended until 12:01 on Aug. 1.

The state temporarily suspended evictions and foreclosures do to families facing hardships from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Read: Orange County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 ask residents to wear masks

The winners in this move are renters and homeowners who have a least another month to figure out how they’re going to pay their rent or mortgage.

On the other hand, many landlords argue this move doesn’t benefit them in the least bit. Many arguing they live off their tenants monthly rent payments, so now not only are they not getting paid, but they can’t replace tenants who can’t pay.

Read the executive order below:

EO 20-159 by Adam Poulisse on Scribd

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.