Eviction Moratorium Extended
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s moratorium on evictions and mortgage foreclosures until Aug. 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to an executive order issued Tuesday night, the moratorium will now be extended to 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 2020. – LINK
Gulf Coast Legal Services has created a guide on tenants rights which can be found here – LINK.
To continue to help customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Tampa
Electric and TECO Peoples Gas have extended their suspension of disconnections for non-payment through the end of July.
In March, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas voluntarily and temporarily suspended disconnecting service to all customers for non-payment. The companies’ decision to extend the suspension through the end of next month provides customers several more weeks to apply for assistance or to make special and flexible, interest-free payment extensions before disconnections resume in August.
TECO representatives are ready to assist customers at 888-223-0800 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The company continues to update the COVID-19 response pages at tampaelectric.com/updates and peoplesgas.com/updates with helpful information, including links to community partners like the 2-1-1 Crisis Center Network that has trained and supportive professionals who can refer customers to
agencies for help with utility bill payment, food, housing and other assistance. – LINK
FL Dept. of Children & Families
Please continue to check DCF’s COVID-19 page for important information and updates – LINK.
There have been recent updates on DCF’s plan to provide Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) – LINK.
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Free 24-7 counseling line for those feeling overwhelmed. Details can be found here – LINK.