Evicting tenants is illegal right now. This company tried it anyway — and got caught

News Story (Florida)

Rene Rodriguez, Kevin G. Hall
Miami Herald
April 16, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI), Community Justice Project (FL)


Evictions were ceased altogether in Miami-Dade on March 12, when Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered an indefinite moratorium on them. A statewide suspension on evictions imposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 2 made even eviction notices illegal. Still, some landlords have served tenants who have lost their jobs and fallen behind on their rent with notices. Frightened and confused tenants are turning to legal aid attorneys for help.