Florida

The scam calls you ignored or sent to voicemail might just be a contact tracer. While some phone companies are automatically flagging the number as potential spam, the calls coming from 833-917-2880...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the freeze on evictions in Florida for at least another 30 days, providing relief to many out-of-work renters, but adding to the struggle of some landlords. A lot...
People dialing one of Florida’s call centers for help with unemployment claims in the past two months waited up to 12 hours to talk to an agent. On some days, up to 40 percent of callers simply gave...
While millions of Americans haven't gotten unemployment payments, some people have the opposite problem: The government is sending us too many checks or direct deposits, money that we're required to...
Housing advocates and progressive legislators have pleaded for extensions on the protections and warned that the crisis isn’t over; the coronavirus is still spreading, and people are still suffering...
More than a dozen states, including South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin, have allowed eviction proceedings to resume. By the beginning of June, more than half of the states will have no...
Last month, Taking Action Reporter Jackie Callaway found that even after the suspension order went into effect April 2, landlords filed hundreds of evictions in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco...
Labor Department data show Florida lags all other states, with about 74%, of initial claims filed through the week ending April 25 not yet advanced to the insured unemployed caseload. Kentucky also...
As the coronavirus increasingly spread across the country, school districts took different approaches to learning. Some decided to postpone school until it could be in person. Others created material...
Florida residents are growing increasingly frustrated by the state’s lag in paying unemployment benefits. Many residents who submitted applications two months ago are still awaiting an update. “They...

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