ATLANTA, GA — Residential evictions in Atlanta will be halted for 60 days, effective immediately the City of Atlanta announced Tuesday. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order calling on 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 to institute a temporary moratorium on residential evictions and filings for a period of sixty 60 days.

“Social distancing, home confinement and self-quarantines are critical in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Bottoms said in a news release. “The ability for Atlanta residents to remain in their homes is a key component of our collective community efforts to prevent further exposure and spread of this virus. As Mayor, I am calling on our partners to bolster our collective efforts and ensure housing stability for residents.”

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