Nearly Fifty Thousand Evictions Were Filed in Florida During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
The scope of the COVID-19 housing crisis is staggering. While state and federal rules have been enacted to provide emergency relief from eviction, many Florida families are still facing the imminent threat of eviction in the very near future.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that a total of 47,484eviction cases were filed in the courts of Florida between March 1 and December31, 2020. Not all of these evictions were able to be processed through to completion. While the federal moratorium did prevent the execution of many of these cases, they represent a “log jam” in the system that will come to a head eventually. This means that nearly fifty thousand Florida families either have been evicted – or shortly will be – during the coronavirus pandemic.
So what can Florida families do to stay safe from the spread of COVID-19? The second federal stimulus package provided billions of dollars in funding for emergency housing aid. Millions of dollars are slated to come right here to Florida, and there are many local housing programs that may be able to help with a fresh round of funding. It is important for tenants to stay in contact and get on assistance lists as soon as possible. It is also important to protect your legal rights regarding any eviction proceedings.
Contact Our Casselberry and Oviedo Eviction and Foreclosure Lawyers
The experienced Oviedo and Casselberry eviction attorneys at Quattrochi and Torres are here to help all Florida families stay in their homes to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We fight to protect residents’ legal rights during the eviction process, and we can also help you explore affordable housing options or emergency housing funds. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you have legal advice, the better protected your family will be.