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Evers suspends evictions, foreclosures

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Created: March 27, 2020 04:37 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Tony Evers on Friday ordered the temporary suspension of all evictions and foreclosures due to the COVID-19 pandemic to help people suffering from a loss of income during this time.

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The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for any reason, with some caveats. Evictions can proceed if not doing so will put a person in immediate threat of physical harm.

Evers also barred mortgage lenders from proceeding with a civil action to foreclose on real estate for 60 days.

Evers said the order in no way relieves a person from the obligation to pay their rent or mortgage.

Evers called evictims and foreclosures a “direct and serious threat to the health and well-being of Wisconsinites.”

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