Public housing residents don’t have to worry right now about evictions

BY ALEXIA MCKAY
DAYTONA TIMES

The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach has issued an announcement meant to calm the concerns of public housing residents who may lose their jobs or their hours are reduced because of the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered federal housing officials to suspend evictions and foreclosures until the end of April.

The president says the suspension is to provide relief to those who are impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

“If our records reflect that income for your household comes from these sources, we will be processing a rent adjustment effective April 1, 2020,” Terril Bates, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach, said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“Your safety and the safety of our community is very important to us,’’ she added.

Bates says adjustments will be processed and landlords will be notified of the change by mail. Once the resident reports back to work, the Bates says that resident must contact the housing authority immediately.

The housing authority also wants residents to notify them of reduced hours and unemployment.

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