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Atlanta-area judge extends eviction moratorium in her county

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Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 1:15 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area judge has enacted a county-wide moratorium keeping landlords from removing tenants struggling to pay their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic.

DeKalb Chief Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson signed a new emergency order creating a ban on evictions throughout the county for another 60 days.

Jackson filed the order Friday.

It took effect when a federal eviction ban expired Saturday.

The judge’s order cited the continued COVID-19 public health emergency and a cyberattack that targeted DeKalb’s Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition earlier this year that delayed distribution of federal aid for tenants and landlords.

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