Cramer & Anderson Partner Jim Hirschfield and Karen Pollard, New Milford’s Director of Economic Development, will lead a live Google Meet discussion Sept. 3 about COVID-19 relief for landlords, homeowners, and renters in Connecticut.
The 10 a.m. event can accommodate up to 250 participants.
In late August, Gov. Ned Lamont announced an extension of Connecticut’s ban on evictions until Oct. 1 to protect tenants facing ongoing hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Lamont also announced a doubling of funding for the rental assistance program from $10 million to $20 million, as part of the measures enacted this summer in Executive Order 7DDD to assist renters, landlords, and homeowners.
Another measure in EO 7DDD, for example, allows tenants and landlords to apply a tenant’s security deposit to cover rent the tenant has been unable to pay because of the pandemic.
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The Governor’s extension of the eviction moratorium to Oct. 1, issued in Executive Order 7OOO on Aug. 21, contained modifications important to landlords.
Judge James W. Abrams, the Judicial Branch’s Chief Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, followed up with an order Sept. 1 codifying the Governor’s modifications, which allow landlords to proceed with evictions in certain circumstances.
“Consistent with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7OOO, effective September 2, 2020 there is no further stay ordered on the issuance or service of an execution following judgment on non-residential evictions, evictions for serious nuisance, residential nonpayment evictions for nonpayment of rent on or before February 29, 2020, or for evictions where the landlord has a bona fide intention to use the dwelling as the landlord’s principal residence,” Judge Abrams wrote.
“Further, there shall be no additional stay on the issuance or service of any summary process execution, or execution of ejectment, where the judgment of possession in a summary process case, or vesting of title in a foreclosure case, occurred prior to March 19, 2020, provided that the application does not violate any federal moratorium on evictions or foreclosures,” the order explained.
“I think Jim Hirschfield and I will have a great conversation that will be of interest to landlords, tenants, and homeowners because we’re going to talk about all the options available,” Pollard said.
The meeting link for those who want to participate on a computer or mobile device is meet.google.com/kac-csfp-adb. Guests can also participate by phone by calling (209) 651-5536 and entering 714 707 217# as the PIN.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and those seeking more information before the Google Meet event may contact Karen Pollard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 355-5001.
Check the New Milford Economic Development Facebook page for any updates.
On Monday (Aug. 31) Governor Lamont announced a plan to continue his coronavirus-related emergency powers for five months, allowing an extension of executive orders that would have expired Sept. 9, covering things like the regulation of businesses, restaurants, nursing homes, and schools, the state’s policy on wearing masks, and the allowable size of public gatherings.
About Attorney Hirschfield
Attorney Hirschfield joined Cramer & Anderson in 1985 and became a Partner in 2000, focusing on many areas of civil and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law and Real Estate Law, as well as mortgage foreclosure cases and actions.
A resident of Washington, Attorney Hirschfield has been a member of the Region 12 (Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington) Board of Education since 1997 and served as Chairman for approximately a decade. He also represents individuals in areas involving education law, including suspensions, expulsions, residency hearings, and special education.
Attorney Hirschfield is also highly experienced in issues related to uninsured and underinsured drivers, DUI laws, and DMV license suspension actions.
Working With Cramer & Anderson
As Connecticut continues to reopen, our attorneys and staff are dividing their time between working remotely and spending time in our offices, while observing proper social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Attorneys are available as usual by phone or email, and connecting with clients using technology such as Zoom. For more information, see the firm’s website or call the flagship office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631. Other regional offices are located in Danbury, Ridgefield, Kent, Washington Depot, and Litchfield.