Florida Medical Workers Face COVID Evictions
All across the state, Florida families are struggling to stay in their homes. Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums have helped – as have financial aid programs funded by the federal CARES Act. These programs have not, however, stopped all evictions. And some of those struggling to stay in their homes are medical workers who need help now more than ever.
According to News 4 Jax, a Jacksonville medical worker is being targeted by her landlord after an especially tough year – even by 2020 standards. Heavenly Carter is an assistant at an ophthalmology practice in Orlando. After having her hours reduced in April, she caught COVID from a patient in July. She has since recovered from the coronavirus. She is not, however, able to return to work because of the lasting effects the virus has had on her body. Ms. Carter experienced fatigue, shortness of breath, and a lack of stamina that is typical of the illness. She has now been out of work since July. Her savings and donations from neighbors were able to cover a few months of rent, but she now owes her landlord over $2400 in past-due rent.
Worse still – a local assistance program only covered missed rent payments between April and October (the months he had already paid). Like many other COVID patients, she does not know how long these effects will last.
Discuss Your Option with Our Eviction Lawyers in Casselberry and Oviedo
There are many Florida families suffering from the medical and financial consequences of the coronavirus. Help is available, but tenants need to act now. The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina are here to help you find the right solution for your situation. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t wait – the sooner you seek help, the better options you will have for keeping your family safe from the spread of the coronavirus.