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