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Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions for Florida tenants through Sept. 1

Tenants could find themselves on the street
Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions for Florida tenants through September 1
Posted at 8:19 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 20:19:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As many Floridians feared getting kicked out of their homes, Governor Ron DeSantis once again extended his suspension on evictions.

Gov. DeSantis once again extended Executive Order 20-94, which halts evictions for Floridians, until 12:01 a.m. on September 1. Tonight's announcement marks the third time Gov. DeSantis extended the eviction ban.

The pandemic caused record-breaking unemployment in the state, leaving many renters unable to pay their landlords.

Clerks of courts in some counties stopped processing eviction filings after the governor's order, but others did not. Prior to the extension, many feared getting slapped with eviction orders and ending up homeless in a matter of days.

Below is the order signed by Gov. DeSantis on Wednesday:

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But for future reference for Florida tenants, experts say tenants facing eviction due to the pandemic's financial fallout should try to negotiate a payment plan or settlement with the landlord.
Tenants who were evicted during the suspension period can seek legal help at www.bals.org.