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DeSantis Order On Evictions, Foreclosures Extended

Wilfredo Lee
Associated Press
Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks during a news conference along side Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Miami-Dade Public Library in Miami.

Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday extended until July 1 an executive order that seeks to help prevent foreclosures and evictions amid job losses and financial problems caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis made the announcement just hours before an earlier extension was scheduled to expire. DeSantis initially issued an order April 2 that offered protections for people facing foreclosures or evictions.

He issued an extension May 14 that was scheduled to expire Tuesday.

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