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Gov. Evers Suspends Evictions, Foreclosures Due To Coronavirus

Patch logo Patch 3/27/2020 Scott Anderson
a large white building with Wisconsin State Capitol in the background: “During this time individuals, families, and small businesses may see disruptions in paychecks due to losing hours, tips, business, or employment," Evers said. © Photo by Scott Anderson/Patch Staff “During this time individuals, families, and small businesses may see disruptions in paychecks due to losing hours, tips, business, or employment," Evers said.

MADISON, WI — In the latest sign that the coronavirus public health emergency is taking its toll on working class people in Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers ordered the suspension of evictions and foreclosures on mortgages. The full text of the order can be found here.

The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for any reason unless a tenant's failure to proceed with the eviction will result in an imminent threat of serious physical harm to another person and mortgagees from commencing civil action to foreclose on real estate for 60 days.

This order does not in any way relieve a person's obligation to pay their rent or mortgages, Evers said Friday afternoon.

“During this time individuals, families, and small businesses may see disruptions in paychecks due to losing hours, tips, business, or employment. This is another step we can take to prioritize the health and safety of Wisconsinites during this public health emergency,” Evers said. “Evictions and foreclosures pose a direct and serious threat to the health and well-being of Wisconsinites, ensuring they are able to keep a roof over their heads and those in social services can prioritize assisting those who currently do not have shelter is critically important.”

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