Florida launches new emergency rental assistance program

More help is on the way for people in Florida who are potentially facing eviction due to the pandemic. Monday, the state launched a new $800 million dollar emergency rental assistance program. It could be one of the last remaining protections after a federal judge ruled the nationwide ban on eviction unconstitutional.

Evictions resume despite CDC directive to continue moratoriums

A directive from the Centers for Disease Control to temporarily halt evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic does not seem to protect renters in court. In some cases, including in Hillsborough County, eviction orders are being issued and carried out.