Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires This Weekend
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Many Floridians may be receiving eviction notice this weekend and in the coming week. The federal extension program to help some tenants to keep the roof over their heads ended on July 31, 2021. Judges have signed final orders in 4,700 eviction cases. Those orders could be served in the weeks after the moratorium expires leaving tenants 48 hours to get out, in the video published on July 30, 2021, “Nearly 5,000 local homes face eviction Saturday“, below:
It is not too late to apply for rental assistance through state and local governments. So far, city of Lakeland has handed out $1.3 Million for emergency rental and utility assistance for those needing help due to COVID. Hillsborough County and City of Tampa has distributed $11.6 Million through its emergency rental assistance program.
To find out more about what kind of emergency rental/utilities assistance there is available for each of the Central Florida counties, please check out web sites listed below:
For Brevard County Housing Authority Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Citrus County Rental Assistance, please click HERE.
For Flagler County Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Hardee County, COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program, please click HERE.
For Hernando County, Hernando CARES Housing Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Hillsborough County Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Indian River County, COVID-19 Resources and Financial Relief Program, please click HERE.
The Lake County’s SHIP (State Housing Initiative Program) Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Manatee County, ERA (Emergency Rental Assistance) Program, please click HERE.
For Marion County Rental Assistance Application, please click HERE.
The Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will distribute $33.4 million of federal funds to assist eligible Orange County residents. For more about this program, please click HERE.
The Osceola County COVID-19 Assistance Programs, please click HERE.
For Pasco County Rental/Utilities Assistance, please click HERE.
For Pinellas County Housing Choice Voucher Program, please click HERE.
For Polk County Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Seminole County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Sumter County Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
For Volusia County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, please click HERE.
Counties outside of Central Florida also have emergency rental/utilities assistance programs, be sure to google for your area.
In the video published on July 31, 2021, “Emergency rental assistance available as federal eviction ban expires“, below:
St. Lucie County of Florida reminds residents that help may be available at: recoverstlucie.org or call 772-462-1705.
Throughout most of the pandemic, Americans who are behind on their rent have been safe from evictions due to a federal moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over public health concerns. But the Supreme Court said the moratorium must expire July 31, 2021, unless Congress passes new legislation. John Yang reports on how this could affect millions of Americans, in the video published on July 28, 2021, “What renters, landlords should expect as the federal eviction moratorium expires“, below:
Money is getting to those who need the help very slowly. It is time to seriously consider UBI (Universal Basic Income) aka Freedom Dividend (coined by Andrew Yang during 2020 Presidential Election campaign) in order to insure the efficiency and speed in getting the money into the hands of those who really nee the help.
The federal ban on evictions is set to expire tonight. A last-minute effort by House Dems to extend the moratorium failed late yesterday, and the Supreme Court ruled that the moratorium could not be extended without new legislation from Congress. A Census survey found that as of July 5, roughly 3.6 million people are at risk of eviction in the next two months. Emily Benfer, visiting professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University, joins, in the video published on July 31, 2021, “Millions of tenants at risk as federal eviction ban ends“, below:
Nearly $47 billion had been allocated for landlords and renters, so far only about $3 billion of that money had been spent. U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the moratorium could not be extended without new legislation from Congress. According to the census bureau poll survey found that as of July 5, 2021, about 3.6 million people are at risk of eviction in the next 2 months. At this point, I could not help myself but sent out this message (and hope those of you who feel the same will also text/tweet/email/call your President, Representatives and Senators), in italics, below:
President Biden, after July 31, 2021, there will be about 3.6 million Americans evicted from their homes. With the ongoing COVID delta variant, we cannot afford to have these 3.6 million people out on the streets contracting and spreading COVID-19. So far, only $3 billion of the $47 billion of the emergency rental assistance fund had been distributed. This is too slow!!! Will it be possible to assign Andrew Yang and his gang the job/task of helping to distribute the remaining $44 billion quickly to those who desperately need their rent and utility bills paid. It’s not a bad idea to also get Andrew Yang to research for the optimal UBI amount to eventually be distributed to all Americans (UBI aka Freedom Dividend). With the anticipated automation-robotics-AI in the future, our government needs to be prepared for the tremendous unemployment rate in the coming decades! Without such preparations, there will surely be social instability that none of us can afford. Let Andrew Yang and his gang efficiently carry out this task and you will have optimized the outcome. We cannot afford to have 3.6 million Americans out on the streets contracting and spreading more COIVD!
For those of you living in Central Florida either facing eviction or wanting to help those facing eviction, here is the list of Shelters For the Homeless and its respective contact information, below:
- Coalition For the Homeless: 18 North Terry Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, 407-426-1250, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Salvation Army Men’s Shelter: Orlando Citadel Church, 440 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804, 407-423-8581, email@example.com
- Housing for Homeless: 4087 S. US 1, Suite 3, Rockledge, FL 32955, 321-639-0166, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Covenant House Florida: 5931 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807, 407-482-0404, toll free: 800-441-4478; 733 Breakers Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-561-5559, toll free: 800-683-8338
- Central Florida Commission on Homelessness: 4065 L B McLeod Rd D, Orlando, FL 32811, 407-893-0133, email@example.com
- Orlando Union Rescue Mission: 1521 W. Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32805, 407-422-4855
- Harbor House of Central Florida: 407-886-2856
- CITA Rescue Mission (for women & children): call
- Homeless Services Network of Central Florida: 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, FL 32801, 407-893-0133
- Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida: 1701 W. 13th St., Sanford, FL 32771, 407-321-8224, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anthony House: Leesburg, FL 34749-1000, 352-315-7500
- Pathways to Home: Embrace Families, Seminole Service Center, 2921 S. Orlando Dr., #150, Sanford, FL 32773, 407-268-6363.
- Family Promise of Greater Orlando: 1000 Clay St., Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-951-8269, email@example.com
- First Step Homeless Shelter: 386-361-3800
- Brevard Rescue Mission: Melbourne, FL 32936, 321-480-9100, info@NewLife-Mission.org
- Help Now of Osceola Inc: 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741, (shelter) 407-847-0128, (24-Hour hotline) 407-847-8562, 321-306-0677, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christian Service Center: a. Downtown Orlando: 808 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805, 407-425-2523; West Orange Family Center: 300 West Franklin St., Ocoee, FL 34761, 407-656-6678, P.O.Box 767, Ocoee, FL 34761;Winter Park: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3377 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792, 407-628-1692
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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