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Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M.
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Class Action Lawsuit
VPOA is considering starting a class action lawsuit
against the state over the eviction moratorium. We are
currently talking with an attorney and we are working
together with the Jacksonville Florida Network
Association and the Osceola Association. If you are
interested in more information and want to support the
lawsuit, please contact Nancy Wahby at
Eviction Restrictions Clarified
New CDC Restrictions On Evictions: Simple & Fair
(Information provided by the Florida Landlord Network, and we have been
granted permission to use this content)
For more information, please visit:
Recently, landlords and renters heard that The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
issued a ruling that renters cannot be evicted through the end of this year due to
coronavirus. However, that is not what the ruling says.
The fact is this is a ruling every landlord can live with because it only prohibits eviction
of tenants who have truly been hit with serious financial hardship because of the
virus. These are the very people we are eager to help. But, all other renters must pay
rent or face eviction.
Here are the basic facts:
The Ruling Only Applies to Tenants Financially Impacted by COVID-19
The eviction ban only applies to tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.
You may have noticed that unemployment claims are way down over the past few
weeks with an unemployment rate of about 10% as of this writing. That means most of
your tenants are employed.
Your Tenant Must Provide Proof They Cannot Pay Exclusively Because of
Every person who signed the lease must complete a Declaration form. In it they must
swear in that they've tried to get government help but they cannot pay rent due
because of COVID-19. Some of the acceptable reasons may be: loss of income, loss
of work hours or wages, layoffs, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Note: We recommend a landlord include this Declaration form with every 3-Day
Notice. If the tenant refuses to complete and sign it then proceed with the eviction and
let a Judge make a ruling.
Soon, the state of Florida is expected to receive almost 1.5 Billion dollars for rent
assistance. Eligible households can receive up to 12 months' worth of financial assistance.
Here's the best news: Applications can be submitted by tenants or by landlords on behalf
of the tenants they believe to be eligible, according to the Department of Treasury website,
which notes that "in general, funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service
Landlords! It's time to get in touch with your delinquent tenants to help them get the
assistance they need to get back on track. We will notify you when application sites open
to help renters - and landlords - apply for these funds.