Per today’s daily briefing by President Trump, HUD will be temporarily suspending all foreclosures and evictions amid the coronavirus crisis until the end of April. As the President explained,
"Today, I'm also announcing that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April...we're working very closely with Dr. Ben Carson and everybody from HUD.”
As of now, and per the Iowa Supreme Court’s most recent supervisory order, Iowa landlords are still permitted to file/commence eviction actions. Local magistrates have the option of either setting a telephonic eviction hearing or continuing the eviction hearing until May 4. Most county magistrates are electing to continue all hearings until May 4, in lieu of setting telephonic hearings. Per the Order, clear and present danger evictions may proceed when possible through a telephonic or videoconference hearing. These state orders and practices are subject to change, including as HUD and other federal orders regarding evictions are issued.
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