With eviction looming, most Gardens Retirement Community residents have found new homes | Local Government

The letter announcing that The Gardens residents have until Dec. 29 alarmed residents, many of whom complained about the short timeline combined with complications of finding a new living situation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once residents started hunting for new living situations, many were confronted with another challenge: the high cost of senior living facilities.

“For some residents, we have heard of the cost increases, particularly those that are wanting to stay in the Hilldale area,” Drescher said in an email.

For seniors, the west side neighborhood provides an ideal location that is close to an extensive shopping district and only a few blocks from UW Hospital and Clinics.

Sharon Huggins, a 74-year-old Gardens resident with multiple medical issues, said she’s been looking for a facility that provides a measure of independence, which she wants to maintain as long as she’s able. She’s recently been placed on

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Nearly 19 million Americans could lose their homes when eviction limits expire Dec. 31

Millions of Americans are in danger of losing their homes when federal and local limits on evictions expire at the end of the year, a growing body of research shows.

A report issued this month from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the University of Arizona estimates that 6.7 million households could be evicted in the coming months. That amounts to 19 million people potentially losing their homes, rivaling the dislocation that foreclosures caused after the subprime housing bust.

Apart from being a humanitarian disaster, the crisis threatens to exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Urban Health.

“Our concern is we’re going to see a huge increase in evictions after the CDC moratorium is lifted,” said Andrew Aurand, vice president of research at the NLIHC and a co-author of the report.

The number of Americans struggling to pay rent has steadily

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City, Jacksonville Bar Association to launching new Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, alongside the Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA), is planning to implement a program to help residents with a prevention of Evictions and Foreclosures.

The program will provide more than $5.1 million to Duval County residents and business owners who may lose their apartment, home or business location due to the economic impact of COVID-19, according to a release.

Applications will be accepted at JacksonvilleCares.com for residential properties starting Thursday, Dec. 3, followed by commercial properties the week of Dec. 7.

“Although necessary, the safety measures implemented during the pandemic negatively affected some of Jacksonville’s citizens,” Curry said. “My administration and I are serious about honoring the local government’s responsibility to use every available resource in support of its citizens, especially throughout times of uncertainty. As we work toward returning to normal, I hope this assistance will provide relief to our neighbors and move them

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Despite the CDC’s Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes

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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez knocks on a door before posting an eviction order on October 1, 2020 in Phoenix, Ariz. (John Moore / Getty Images)

On the first of

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Eviction filings off to slow start, court data reveal

Two weeks after a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expired, court data shows filings are off to a slow start as some large landlords commit to pressing pause on evictions, but housing advocates warn the worst is yet to come.



a sign in front of a building: BOSTON, MA. - OCTOBER 15: Protester hold a signs 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)


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BOSTON, MA. – OCTOBER 15: Protester hold a signs 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)

“We’re bracing still for the actual flood of court filings, but we have seen a big uptick in the number of tenants getting notices to quit,” said Isaac Simon Hodes of Lynn United for Change, a nonprofit tenant advocacy organization.

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Notices to quit are the first step in the eviction process that trigger a series of rolling deadlines and eventually lead to a court filing —

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As Federal Protections Weaken, Here’s a State-by-State Guide to Pandemic Eviction and Foreclosure Policies

Over 9 million homeowners and renters do not expect to be able to make their housing payments for November, according to the latest survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.



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Many of those people are shielded from losing their homes to eviction or foreclosure through the end of the year, but the rules are confusing and there is uncertainty about what comes next. Some federal protections passed as part of the CARES Act in March still apply and government agencies have stepped in with patches to some that have expired.

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Meanwhile, 15 states have their own eviction and foreclosure moratoriums in place that are either equal to or more robust than federal programs. Even in places where there is no state-mandated freeze, some city and local governments have successfully pushed for more robust protections.

In a few instances there have even been

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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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Eviction moratorium expiring, foreclosures looming in Florida

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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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Jacksonville readies $5.3 million relief for ‘sleeping giant’ of eviction and foreclosure

Duval County residents and small-business owners facing the threat of eviction or foreclosure because of lost income and paychecks during the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for help from a $5.3 million program being launched by the city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Bar Association.



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The money will help confront the building financial pressure on people who have lost income during the pandemic and fell behind on paying rent, which United Way of Northeast Florida administrator Jeff Winkler has called a “one of the sleeping giants of 2021 we’re going to have to face.”

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Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to create the new program for preventing evictions and foreclosures by using money from the federal CARES Act aimed at helping communities during the pandemic.

The Jacksonville Bar Association brought the concept to Mayor Lenny Curry’s staff after learning about 

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New York Commercial Eviction, Foreclosure Ban Extended

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Landlords looking to boot non-paying commercial tenants will have to wait until the new year.

New York’s moratorium on commercial evictions and foreclosures due to non-payment of rent will be in place through Jan. 1, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference Tuesday.

The governor can only extend the ban for 30-day periods — meaning the latest order will need to be renewed again on Nov. 19. A spokesperson for the governor’s office said the ban would remain in place.

Cuomo said the commercial eviction and foreclosure moratorium would align with the rules governing residential evictions, although the legislation limiting some residential evictions is not a blanket moratorium — it allows tenants to raise a defense in non-payment cases, and allows landlords to seek a money judgments instead of eviction if the tenant is eligible. As of last week in Rochester, 27 eviction

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