I do not have authorized authority to implement a moratorium on housing evictions

I am deeply concerned about the detrimental fiscal influence COVID-19 is acquiring on so numerous of our people, like renters. I totally aid a federal extension of the Facilities for Disorder Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions, which finishes Dec. 31.

a bridge over a body of water with a city in the background: 8:45 p.m.  The Louisville skyline pierces the night in a view from Clarksville, Ind., on Jan. 28, 2020.

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8:45 p.m. The Louisville skyline pierces the evening in a perspective from Clarksville, Ind., on Jan. 28, 2020.

In the meantime, I sought an belief from the Jefferson County Legal professional as to irrespective of whether I have the authority to put into action a local moratorium on household evictions — and I’ve been educated I do not have the authorized authority to do so.


As president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have has joined mayors from throughout the nation in calling for an extension to this moratorium, and I urge Louisville citizens to connect with their U.S. Senators and Congressman about the require to extend the federal moratorium — at 202-224-3121.

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I also continue to be fully commited to undertaking what we can domestically to maintain folks in their homes. Presently, Louisville Metro Federal government has allotted $21.2 million in federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Protection) Act dollars towards eviction avoidance aid.

The town proven the Eviction Prevention for Households Plan to support men and women by the Office environment of Resilience and Local community Companies, together with a application that allows landlords of subsidized units to utilize for help on behalf of their tenants, the Landlord Tenant Rental Help Program, as a result of the Place of work of Housing.

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In addition, the Business of Housing has partnered with the court system and Lawful Support Culture on the Eviction Diversion Pilot System, which acts as a backstop for eviction as circumstances enter the courtroom procedure. 

Louisville Metro also reallocated $3 million from the Landlord Tenant Rental Guidance Plan for external company agreements with the Coalition for the Homeless and the Affiliation of Community Ministries to administer eviction avoidance plans.

Likely forward, my group and I will keep on to glimpse for techniques to aid those people struggling with the quite a few negative impacts of COVID-19.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer is the mayor of Louisville and the president of the U.S. Convention of Mayors.  

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