TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he is extending until June 2 an executive order aimed at preventing foreclosures and evictions as people struggle financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference in Miami-Dade County, a day after signaling that he planned to approve an extension.
The executive order, which takes legal steps to try to prevent foreclosures and evictions, was issued April 2 and had been set to expire Sunday.
In order to provide much needed #COVID19 support to Floridians, today I signed an Executive Order that extends mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until June 2. See the Executive Order here – https://t.co/fo1arg2wdx— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 14, 2020
Thursday’s announcement came hours after a U.S. Department of Labor report said nearly 222,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida.