Federal eviction moratorium set to end July 31st, community members urged to act fast


DELMARVA,- The Biden Administration’s nationwide eviction moratorium is expected to end this Saturday, July 31st and community members are urged to act fast.

Since last September, the moratorium has provided protections to many renters and their families.

Locally, one of those agencies is the Habitat for Humanity for Wicomico County.

They say they’ve helped 667 individuals avoid eviction since June 1st.

We’re told many landlords have started filing failure to pay rent cases against tenants, with the sheriff’s departments saying they’ve delivered over 1,200 of those notices.

Although time is running out, the organization says they’re here to help even with the backlog of applications. “Right now we have 300 cases that we are trying to process. We are still working on cases where people applied 4 weeks ago and we’re still trying to get those cases approved,” said Executive Director Molly Hilligoss.

The organization says  after doing the application, make sure to follow up for approval from the county.

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