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Gov. Ron DeSantis extends Florida eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1

The new order had a few policy changes, too.

Gov. Ron DeSantis extended Florida’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1, via an executive order signed Wednesday.

The moratorium was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.

The order was publicly announced shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

In addition to extending the deadline, the order included a few policy tweaks, such as explicitly stating that all missed rent and mortgage payments are due when the tenant or borrower “is no longer adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency,” which it defines as job loss or other income reduction during the pandemic.

It also narrowed the foreclosure moratorium so that it only applies to single-family homes. The original order did not limit it to any particular property types.

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