Eviction moratorium ends June 30th: Get help in Jacksonville

According to the Duval County Court Bureau, more than 450 evictions were filed in May, up from 940 in January.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The CDC’s eviction moratorium ends on the last day of June.

Hundreds of people are currently at risk of eviction in Duval County. According to the Duval County Court Bureau, more than 450 evictions were filed in May, up from 940 in January.

“The biggest tip I can give is to communicate,” said Mark Rosener, president-elect of the Northeast Florida Brokers’ Association. “As long as tenants and landlords talk to each other, I believe most of these problems can be resolved.”

In April, the city of Jacksonville began distributing nearly $ 30 million in federal funds to help people meet rental and utility payments for up to a year. Nearly 7,000 people have applied, according to Jeff Winkler, director of primary care at United Way of Northeast Florida.

The city’s Rental Assistance Program is closed, but there are other programs that can help if you call United Way at 2-1-1. Visit their website here.

The city is still accepting applications for its mortgage relief program. A portion of more than $ 2 million could be yours to pay for up to six months of mortgage payments or $ 7,500. Apply here.

“Even before the pandemic, 40% of all households in Duval County were struggling to make ends meet,” said Winkler. “COVID has obviously made that worse and there are still families trying to get on solid ground.”

It is estimated that one in five tenants is in arrears with their payments. When faced with an eviction lawsuit, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid has an online tool that you can use to create a legal response. Find it here.

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