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Mayor Bottoms extends moratorium on evictions in Atlanta

The moratorium was extended through Aug. 31.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday extended a moratorium on evictions in the city during the coronavirus pandemic through Aug. 31.

The original order instructed a number of housing and development organizations "not to permit the issuance of notices of termination or initiate evictions for non-payment of rent, and not to permit the imposition of late fees or other charges due to late or non-payment of rent during teh term of this order."

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The city housing and development groups that fall under the mayor's order include the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Beltline Inc., Fulton County / City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Invest Atlanta, Partners for Home and the City of Atlanta’s Department of Grants and Community Development.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant impact to the economic stability of many Atlanta families," a release by the mayor's office said. "Preventing these evictions is critical in providing housing stability and general wellness for these families."

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