Nonprofits Ask Florida for Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

News Story (Florida)

Jessica Lipscomb
Miami New Times
March 17, 2020
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Tags: CoronaVirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI), Dade Legal Aid (DLA), University of Miami School of Law’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (FL), Florida’s Children First, Community Justice Project (FL)


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More than 20 Florida advocacy groups, including Community Justice Project, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Dade Legal Aid, the University of Miami School of Law’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic, Legal Aid Services of Broward County, and Florida’s Children First have asked Florida to issue a statewide moratorium on evictions. In a letter to Chief Justice Charles Canady, the organizations assert that the Florida Supreme Court “must take decisive action to assist millions of households in our state to avoid eviction during this public health crisis.”