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What to know about COVID-19 in Colorado on Friday: No evictions or foreclosures in May

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Published: May. 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM MDT
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Colorado's governor continues to take new actions alongside the "Safer At Home" order that started this week.

On Friday, the governor announced he was extending and strengthening Executive Order D-2020-051, which means the following:

-No evictions or foreclosures should occur in the month of May, for residential or commercial tenants, unless there is a public safety risk.

-Landlords and lenders are prohibited from charging any late fees or penalties because of an inability to pay rent or mortgage payments.

-Landlords must notify tenants of the new federal protections against evictions and foreclosures for each property.

-DOLA, CDLE and DORA should work with property owners and landlords to create model repayment agreements to allow tenants the time they need to repay rent.

Gov. Polis also signed Executive Order D 2020 055 on Friday, temporarily suspending certain statutes concerning taxpayer filing requirements for the certain taxable property.

The Colorado Apartment Association sent out a statement following the governor's announcement, which reads in part:

"For residents who are concerned about paying this month’s rent, we encourage them to speak to their rental housing provider to set up a payment plan. Not every housing provider can afford to enact a payment plan for all residents, so the Colorado Apartment Association has compiled a list of federal, state, and local resources for renters who need help and the association is working on facilitating funding for those in need. Click here for the list. To that end, we are proud to announce that the Colorado Apartment Association has partnered with the Resident Relief Foundation, whose mission is to help responsible residents stay in their apartments during an unexpected financial emergency. In one day, CAA has over $74,000 pledged to support this effort, including a $25,000 match of members’ contributions. We invite Colorado to join us in donating to this fund to help their fellow neighbors at residentrelieffoundation.org/colorado.

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