The federal government has announced a critical effort to stabilize the economy as the country addresses the coronavirus pandemic.
"President Donald Trump said the Department of Housing and Urban Development will suspend housing evictions and foreclosures through April because of the coronavirus," reports Aimee Picchi
"HUD 'is providing immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April,' Mr. Trump said at a press conference to discuss the pandemic on Wednesday."
The scope of the decision—e.g., how many renters and homeowners will gain the protection of the decision—is still unclear. Planetizen will be monitoring this decision as more details become clear.
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