Casselberry and Oviedo Residents Are Running out of Time to Apply For the Eviction Diversion Program
There are many programs available to help Florida tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. Some of these offer financial assistance to help tenants get current on rent payments so they will not be evicted when moratoriums are lifted. Some of these are legal programs designed to help tenants enforce their legal rights.
All of these can help Florida residents exercise their legal rights in order to have a safe place to shelter from the coronavirus. Unfortunately, some of these programs are running out of time and money. It is important to act quickly in order to keep your options open. The sooner you contact a Florida tenants’ rights lawyer, the better options you will have for preventing an eviction.
The Orange County Eviction Diversion Program
Orange County has instituted an eviction diversion program with federal funds from the CARES Act. The County must disperse its funds by December 30th, so it will close its application portal on December 16th. Orange County tenants should apply for assistance as soon as possible.
It is important to understand that the CDC’s rule preventing evictions is not as strong as the state’s expired bans. Counties across southern Florida experienced a huge spike in eviction cases in October, after the state ban had expired. This leaves Florida tenants more vulnerable to eviction. It is also important to get your account squared with your landlord before the CDC rule expires on December 31. At some point, there will no longer be any legal protections against eviction, and tenants do not have to be left helpless when this occurs.
Consult with Evictions Attorneys in Florida
An experienced Casselberry and Oviedo tenants’ rights attorney at Quattrocchi and Torres can help renters throughout the state access assistance. Call407.452.4918 to schedule your free consultation.