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Eviction Assistance By Florida County

Eviction Assistance By Florida County

Real Estate Law
In early October, Spectrum News 13 posted an article about the various assistance programs available in counties throughout Florida. Some of this information has since become outdated. It is therefore important that residents go to the following websites to get current information about the coronavirus housing assistance available in the following counties: BrevardFlaglerLakeMarionOrangeOsceolaSeminoleSumter Volusia The state also has housing funds available through a $250 million allotment of CARES Act funds to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Of course, not every family will qualify for state or local assistance. In these circumstances, it is important to be prepared for the expiration of eviction and foreclosure moratoriums. (Federal rules preventing both types of actions will expire on December 31.) A Florida real estate attorney can help you identify all potential programs that…
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In Spite of Legal Protections, Evictions Are Returning to Florida in Huge Numbers

In Spite of Legal Protections, Evictions Are Returning to Florida in Huge Numbers

Real Estate Law
Many tenants across Florida are experiencing financial hardships due to the coronavirus. Various state and federal rules have created legal protections throughout 2020 that prevented many tenants from being evicted. Unfortunately, these protections are no longer as strong as they were. There is a wave of evictions being granted in southern Florida, with many more on the way. The Current State of Eviction Protections in Florida There was a state rule preventing evictions in Florida earlier this year. The governor chose to let this rule lapse after the CDC announced its own rule, arguing that this would reduce confusion about which rule applied. The actual consequence of this rule was that many Florida landlords were able to pursue evictions that were prohibited under the state rule. This is not an…
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Jacksonville City Council Authorizes $5.3 Million Assistance Program to Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures

Jacksonville City Council Authorizes $5.3 Million Assistance Program to Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures

Real Estate Law
2020 has been a brutal year for most Floridians. Aside from the physical and medical challenges of the coronavirus, it has also caused enormous financial hardships for many Florida families. You don’t have to face these challenges on your own. Federal, state, and local governments have all created legal protections and financial assistance programs to help renters avoid eviction at a time when it is critical that we all have a safe place to stay in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Jacksonville, like many other Florida cities, has financial aid ready to go for residents facing foreclosure or eviction. Who is Eligible For Help From the Jacksonville Program? First Coast News reports that the idea for this program came from the Jacksonville Bar Association. Lawyers there had…
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Orange County Tenants Can Still Get Financial Help to Avoid Coronavirus Evictions

Orange County Tenants Can Still Get Financial Help to Avoid Coronavirus Evictions

Real Estate Law
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious financial hardship for many Florida families. This comes at a time when it is more important than ever for families to have a safe place to live, so they can stay home and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Luckily, there are many programs available to help keep tenants in their homes. On the federal level, the CDC has issued a rule that prohibits residential evictions through the end of 2020. And at the local level, cities and counties are expanding their services to help as many residents as possible avoid eviction. The Programs Available in Orange County My News 13 reports on the Eviction Diversion Program in Orange County. Not only has the county established a program to help residents avoid eviction, but…
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Florida Tops the Nation in Likely Evictions and Foreclosures

Florida Tops the Nation in Likely Evictions and Foreclosures

Real Estate Law, Uncategorized
The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented financial challenges all across the United States. Business owners are struggling to stay afloat, unemployment has hit record levels, and many families are struggling to pay the bills. Evictions and foreclosures are among the biggest financial concerns of 2020. Unfortunately, some experts believe that Florida renters and homeowners will be hit particularly hard in the housing market. Learn more about what the experts expect, how to protect your family, and what an experienced Florida real estate lawyer can do to help you prepare for the challenges ahead. What’s Ahead For Florida Renters and Homeowners Spectrum News 13 reports that Florida leads the nation in likely evictions and foreclosures, as predicted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Its Household Pulse Survey examined adults living in households…
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Jacksonville City Council Approves $5.3 Million to Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jacksonville City Council Approves $5.3 Million to Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Real Estate Law
The coronavirus has brought many medical, physical, emotional, and financial challenges to many Florida families. While the medical challenges must be largely left to researchers and scientific authorities, there are many different programs available for financial assistance and eviction relief. These programs are here to help, and a Florida eviction attorney can help you protect your legal rights to ensure that you and your family have a safe place to shelter from the coronavirus. You don’t have to face the financial challenges of COVID-19 on your own. The Jacksonville Daily Record reports that the Jacksonville City Council voted unanimously to shift funds from the Vystar Small Business Relief Program in order to provide relief to both individuals and businesses facing eviction. Grants of up to $5000 for an individual or…
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Casselberry and Oviedo Residents Are Running out of Time to Apply For the Eviction Diversion Program

Casselberry and Oviedo Residents Are Running out of Time to Apply For the Eviction Diversion Program

Landlord/Tenant
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…
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Landlords Can Evict Tenants During COVID-19 For Reasons Other Than Nonpayment of Rent

Landlords Can Evict Tenants During COVID-19 For Reasons Other Than Nonpayment of Rent

Real Estate Law
The eviction moratorium has created financial hardships for many Florida landlords during a global pandemic. There is also a lot of confusion about what is and is not allowed under the current coronavirus eviction ban. Landlords should work with an experienced Florida eviction attorney to be sure they understand their legal rights and do not bear unnecessary financial hardships during this difficult time. What the Rule Prevents - And What It Does Not A tenant is eligible for eviction relief under the CDC rule if: the tenant has tried to get government assistance, the tenant earns less than $99,000 per year, andthe tenant is unable to pay full rent or make a full housing payment because of loss of household income, loss of compensable hours, a lay off, or extraordinary…
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What Florida Renters Should Do Now to Prepare For the End of Eviction Protections

What Florida Renters Should Do Now to Prepare For the End of Eviction Protections

Real Estate Law
The federal government has enacted important legal protections that will help Florida families stay in their homes. A CDC rule prevents most residential evictions, while an FHA rule prevents foreclosures on most residential properties with conventional loans. Unfortunately, these rules both expire at the end of the year, and it is not certain that any subsequent protections will be in place in 2021. It is important for renters and homeowners to prepare for the expiration of these rules. There is still assistance available, and with some advanced planning, you don’t have to be left without options for staying in your home in 2021. In mid-November, WJCT reported that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation still had funds available to help renters and homeowners who had lost income due to the coronavirus.…
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The Coming Wave of Foreclosures Could Devalue Florida Real Estate

The Coming Wave of Foreclosures Could Devalue Florida Real Estate

Real Estate Law
The coronavirus pandemic has created many unforeseen consequences. An extended period of economic depression has created a record unemployment rate, which in turn has led to a record number of Americans facing eviction and foreclosure. The tide of foreclosures has been held at bay by a federal rule that temporarily halts foreclosures on conventional loans on residential properties, but this only delays the inevitable. At some point, foreclosures will resume. When this happens, there is likely to be a wave of foreclosures all at once, created by the backlog of past due accounts throughout 2020. This, in turn, could have a devastating impact on local real estate markets. What the Experts Predict Will Happen The Orlando Business Journal spoke with McCabe Research and Consulting, areal estate firm, about how the…
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