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For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2019
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz sponsors legislation to stop public housing evictions during natural disasters

MIAMI – A month after urging the state government to halt tenant evictions during natural disasters, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring legislation that would protect residents of County-owned housing from such evictions.

The legislation is scheduled for consideration at the Nov. 19 County Commission meeting, which will take place at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St., beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The resolution would direct the Miami-Dade Police and Public Housing departments to take no action to facilitate the eviction of residents of public housing or other County-owned affordable housing during a declared state of emergency.

In October, the Commission approved two resolutions sponsored by Commissioner Diaz urging the state to halt any pending evictions during a state of emergency.