Medical worker faces eviction as she experiences lingering COVID-19 complications
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three days before Christmas, Jacksonville ophthalmic assistant Heavenly Carter, 45, received another eviction notice. Carter had her hours reduced in April at the medical practice where she’s employed. Carter described learning that patients tested positive and were hospitalized weeks after they visited the practice. Ron DeSantis altered his order to allow landlords to begin eviction filings in court. After changing the order, landlords in Jacksonville filed 13 times more evictions in August than the previous month.
CDC order protects Floridians as state’s eviction moratorium expires
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time since April — when businesses were forced to close down — Floridians will be without statewide protections against evictions and foreclosures. Ron DeSantis' decision to allow the eviction moratorium to expire, Florida families who can’t pay rent after losing their jobs due to COVID-19 still have protections under a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order. “Keep in mind that even with the CDC order, the order does not prevent the landlord from charging late fees. If you don’t invoke the protections of order, landlords are free to move forward with the eviction process. Two federal lawsuits claim the CDC’s eviction moratorium is “unconstitutional” and burdening landlords.
Florida governor’s order on evictions, foreclosures expires
Ron DeSantis on Wednesday let expire an executive order aimed at limiting evictions and foreclosures. DeSantis on Aug. 31 approved a one-month extension of an order to prevent foreclosures and evictions involving residents “adversely” affected by COVID-19. That order made clear foreclosures and evictions could move forward in circumstances unrelated to the pandemic, such as for non-payment of rent. “(DeSantis') Executive Order 20-211 had provided a limited, one-month extension of state eviction relief to persons affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Florida Power & Light plans to resume cutoffs this month for those who have fallen behind on their bill.
Records: More Jacksonville evictions filed in last 2 weeks than past 4 months
According to court officials, in Jacksonville, 355 evictions were filed in the last two and a half weeks. That’s more evictions filed in two weeks than the last four months of the pandemic. Thirteen evictions were filed in Clay County court since Aug. 24. Jacksonville Legal Aid has created a form for tenants to create their response to the court regarding their evictions summons. In Duval County, tenants who are being evicted because they have been unable to make payments can contact the county court judge and request the execution of the eviction to be halted.
Gov. DeSantis extends eviction protection -- but not for everyone
Ron DeSantis extended until Sept. 1 an executive order to help prevent foreclosures and evictions amid job losses and financial problems caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Nothing in this executive order shall be construed as relieving an individual from his or her obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments,” the order said. Due to a lack of payments, Lev estimates he’s $20,000 in the hole. Even groups like United Way, which support the eviction moratorium, agree more needs to be done to help landlords. DeSantis has issued other orders in recent months that have allowed such remote meetings of county commissions, city councils, school boards and other local agencies.
Gov. DeSantis: ‘We might’ extend eviction protection
Ron DeSantis appears to again be waiting until the deadline to announce if he will extend an executive order to help prevent foreclosures and evictions amid job losses and financial problems caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. With the current order set to expire on Saturday, DeSantis was asked if he would approve another extension. DeSantis issued the April order, which he has extended three times, as COVID-19 began to take hold in Florida. The state agency reported Tuesday that, from March 15 through Monday, more than 3.3 million jobless claims have been filed, of which 1.8 million claims have been paid a total of $11.96 billion. The June number is a drop from the April peak of 13.8 percent, when 1.218 million Floridians qualified as unemployed.
Florida governor’s order on evictions, foreclosures extended to July 1
Ron DeSantis late Monday extended until July 1 an executive order that seeks to help prevent foreclosures and evictions amid job losses and financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis initially issued an order April 2 that offered protections for people facing foreclosures or evictions. I have issued an executive order extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until July 1st. “So at the end of April, for conventional apartment units in Florida, we show a 93% collection rate. As of May 6, we had 84.1% of conventional apartment units (that) had paid their rent,” said Amanda Gill, with Florida Apartment Association.
Florida governor’s order on evictions, foreclosures extended to June 2
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, 2020Thursday’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.
Coronavirus: Judge halts Jacksonville evictions & foreclosures
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – All foreclosure sales and evictions in Jacksonville are on hold at least until early next month. On Thursday, Chief Judge Mark Mahon issued an order staying enforcement of those court proceedings in response to a Florida Supreme Court administrative order halting a range of non-emergency matters while the state deals with a public health emergency. As a result, any pending foreclosure sales and evictions that were scheduled to happen from March 19 through April 3 have been canceled. They will be reset at a later date following a proper motion and court order, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court. Mahon’s order cited the Supreme Court order along with Gov.