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