Pinellas County leaders to discuss impact of ending of Florida’s eviction moratorium

Pinellas County leaders to discuss the ending of Florida’s eviction moratorium

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Florida could soon become the center of foreclosures in the United States.

The state currently ranks second in the nation in foreclosure filings only behind South Carolina.

Governor Ron DeSantis imposed a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure at the state of the pandemic. After extending it five times, he let it expire October 1.

Several Pinellas County leaders are coming together Friday morning to discuss the impact ending Florida’s eviction moratorium could have in the Tampa Bay area.

A major reason for the governor’s decision was the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its own moratorium which protects certain renters impacted by the coronavirus through the end of the year.

Because the CDC order is more limited than Florida’s was, many official fear a wave of evictions and foreclosures will occur over the coming

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A  Florida Times-Union editorial

A second federal stimulus is badly needed to protect millions of Americans from homelessness and financial devastation.

A total of 90 percent of Americans support a second stimulus to help small businesses and employees, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. That broad support includes 92 percent of Democrats and 89 percent of Republicans.

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In fact, this overwhelming majority said Congress should remain in session until an agreement is reached. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

How big is the problem? About 1 in 3 adults say they could face eviction or foreclosure in the next months, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Also, about 34 million Americans who rent will owe about $34 billion by the end of the year when a moratorium on evictions expires.

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Vacant Zombie Properties Diminish Across U.S. As Foreclosure Moratorium Remains In Effect In Fourth Quarter Of 2020

The report analyzes publicly recorded real estate data collected by ATTOM Data Solutions — including foreclosure status, equity, and owner-occupancy status — matched against monthly updated vacancy data. (See full methodology enclosed below). Vacancy data is available for U.S. residential properties at https://www.attomdata.com/solutions/marketing-lists/.

The report reveals that 200,065 properties are in the process of foreclosure in the fourth quarter, down 7.3 percent from the third quarter of 2020, while the number sitting empty (7,612) is down 4.4 percent.

The portion of pre-foreclosure properties that have been abandoned into zombie status has ticked up slightly, from 3.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020 to 3.8 percent this quarter.

Among the nation’s stock of 99.5 million residential properties, zombie properties continue to represent just a tiny fraction – only one of every 13,100 homes.

The fourth-quarter 2020 data shows a drop in the number of homes at some point in the

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Zombie Properties Continue To Decline Amid Foreclosure Moratorium

About 1.6 million residential properties in the U.S., or about 1.6 percent of all homes, are currently vacant, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions.

During the fourth quarter of 2020, properties in the process of foreclosure decreased 7.3 percent from the previous quarter to a total of 200,065 properties. The number of properties sitting empty during this quarter also declined 4.4 percent from the third quarter to about 7,612 properties.

Meanwhile, the percentage of pre-foreclosure properties abandoned into the status of “zombie” properties increased just slightly, from 3.7 percent in the third quarter to 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter, representing one in every 13,100 homes in the U.S.

With a federal moratorium on foreclosures currently in place for government-backed mortgages through the end of December, about 70 percent of home loans have been protected from foreclosure during the pandemic. Some private lenders have also offered mortgage

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Mass. eviction, foreclosure moratorium has expired

Thousands of Massachusetts families are at risk of losing housing amid the coronavirus pandemic as the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium has come to an end.That ruling, which expired Saturday, had protected tenants from being kicked out of their homes during the COVID-19 crisis. There were protests across Boston during the past few days calling for an extension of the moratorium.Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have announced millions of dollars in additional resources for people who are having trouble paying rent.Upon the expiration of the state’s moratorium, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium immediately kicked in. Residents, however, have to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be protected by the CDC moratorium. This comes as many landlords and banks have been footing the bill, and concerns growing over some people taking advantage of the moratorium.While landlords could begin serving eviction notices as early as Monday, … Read More

State’s eviction, foreclosure moratorium has expired

Thousands of Massachusetts families are at risk of losing housing amid the coronavirus pandemic as the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium has come to an end.



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There were protests across Boston during the past few days calling for an extension of the moratorium.

Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have announced millions of dollars in additional resources for people who are having trouble paying rent.

Upon the expiration of the state’s moratorium, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium immediately kicked in. Residents, however, have to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be protected by the CDC moratorium.

This comes as many landlords and banks have been footing the bill, and concerns growing over

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State’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium coming to an end

Thousands of Massachusetts families are at risk of losing housing amid the pandemic as the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium is set to end Saturday.



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There have been protests across Boston during the past few days calling for an extension of the moratorium.

Although it expires Saturday, the Baker administration has announced millions of dollars in additional resources for people who are having trouble paying rent.

When that expires, a CDC moratorium will also kick in immediately, but residents have to meet certain eligibility requirements.

This comes as many landlords and banks have been footing the bill, and concerns growing over people taking advantage of the moratorium.

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‘Last-ditch’ effort made to extend eviction, foreclosure moratorium before it expires dies in Legislature

Theatrics outside a courthouse, calls from the federal delegation and a last-ditch legislative Hail Mary weren’t enough to bring lawmakers back to the State House to act on a bill to extend an eviction and foreclosure ban set to expire on Saturday.



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BOSTON, MA. – OCTOBER 15: Protesters lay down during a rally to prevent Massachusetts evictions in front of Boston Housing Court on October 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

“This was a last-ditch effort … but it’s disappointing,” state Rep. Mike Connolly said after lawmakers — by their inaction — decided to allow the clock on the moratorium to run out.

The Cambridge Democrat was able to get a bill to extend the temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures passed in the House, but it didn’t vote until the Senate had already adjourned for the weekend.

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‘Last-ditch’ effort to extend eviction, foreclosure moratorium before it expires dies in Legislature

Theatrics outside a courthouse, calls from the federal delegation and a last-ditch legislative Hail Mary weren’t enough to bring lawmakers back to the State House to act on a bill to extend an eviction and foreclosure ban set to expire on Saturday.

“This was a last-ditch effort … but it’s disappointing,” state Rep. Mike Connolly said after lawmakers — by their inaction — decided to allow the clock on the moratorium to run out.

The Cambridge Democrat was able to get a bill to extend the temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures passed in the House, but it didn’t vote until the Senate had already adjourned for the weekend. Connolly’s bill sought to circumvent the typical process and trigger an immediate floor vote — something that required approval by both houses.

State Sen. Pat Jehlen, who is sponsoring twin legislation in the Senate, said housing advocates’ last hope now lies

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Mass. eviction, foreclosure moratorium set to expire Saturday



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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Governor Charlie Baker has decided to allow the eviction and foreclosure moratorium in the state to expire on Saturday.

It was originally put in place to allow prevent people from losing their homes during the pandemic.

The state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires on Saturday, but this week, Baker announced a new initiative to help tenants and landlords.

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Baker’s office released information about the program and said: “This strategy has been designed to be user friendly and easily accessible for tenants and landlords in need, and is comprised of new or expanded programs to help people stay in their homes.”

The $171 million plan includes the following programs:

$100 million to expand the capacity of the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program to provide relief to renters and landlords impacted

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