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Posted on: June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Executive Order Number 20-180

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Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of a mortgage foreclosure proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from nonpayment of mortgage by a single-family mortgagor adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a single-family mortgagor to make mortgage payments.

Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of an eviction proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from non-payment of rent by a residential tenant adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVlD-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a residential tenant to make rent payments.

The order further provides that nothing in the Order shall be construed as relieving an individual from his or her obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments. All payments. including tolled payments, are due when an individual is no longer adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

The order expires at 12:01 AM on September 1, 2020.

READ MORE for more information about the extended moratoriums on mortgage foreclosure and evictions addressed in the executive order. 

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 

1 (866) 779-6121 

COVID-19@flhealth.gov

The City of Fort Myers and Fort Myers CRA are both still open and operating with appropriate modifications due to COVID-19.

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