Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 1 signed an executive order extending the suspension until July 1. His executive order came hours before the moratorium was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on June 2. Evictions have been extended by executive order twice.
While DeSantis’ executive order is set to sunset on July 1, 2020, the eviction protections under the CARES Act apply to properties that:
• Receive federal funding or government assistance; or
• Are financed under a federal program.
The Act bans evictions and late rent payment fees until July 25, 2020, and it requires a 30 day extension. This timeframe is applicable to a “covered dwelling unit.” A covered dwelling in general is a dwelling occupied by a tenant pursuant to a residential lease that is subject to federal financing. Functionally, this means the earliest an eviction could be finalized would be August 24, 2020 on these properties.