Florida’s stay on evictions doesn’t mean renters won’t lose their homes
Tampa Bay Times Reporter Christopher O'Donnell shares housing advocates are warning that the state has not done enough to protect renters and could see an onslaught of evictions when the stay expires around May 17.
Courts are not issuing writs of possession, the final step in an eviction, but tenants are being served with notices, DiFiore said. Those could become a life-long black mark for tenants and harm their chances of renting because Florida has no process for expunging eviction filings, he said.
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