Iowa Eviction Ban Expires

May 28, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will not extend her moratorium which temporarily froze rental evictions or home foreclosures.

As more eviction notices are issued, the numbers in homeless shelters are on the rise. Reynolds says the moratorium was to keep people socially distanced at home. But with more people in homeless shelters, social distancing is difficult to maintain. She says she will create a program to provide financial assistance to those who have lost income and face foreclosure or eviction. Iowa Legal Aid says that the program will have income restrictions to require the housing problem is due to COVID-19.

If you are facing eviction or foreclosure you can call the COVID-18 Legal Advice Hotline at (800) 332-0419 on Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or go to Iowa Legal Aid's website.  The hotline will connect callers to one of their 100 volunteer lawyers.

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