Overdue Rent and Mortgages Pile up as Florida Eviction Moratorium Extends to August 1

July 2, 2020

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 of other families, however, are still dealing with financial hardship and could face eviction when the moratorium is lifted.

According to Bay Area Legal Services, at least 500 landlords have filed paperwork in Hillsborough County to begin evictions once the freeze is in the past.

"A lot of people, through no fault of their own, will be facing homelessness. Now we are going to be looking at a whole new population that is facing these concerns and may experience homelessness and how do we deal with that as a community," asked Audrey Ziegler, Hillsborough's social services director.

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