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Utility Shutoffs and Evictions Suspended in Some Areas


During the coronavirus pandemic millions of folks across the country and right here across the metroplex are out of work and worried about making ends meet.

Among many concerns are rent and utility payments.

Homeowners and renters can rest assured for the time being that many utilities have suspended all shutoffs for the time being. While many have done so voluntarily, you might want to call your utility or check their websites to confirm.

Also, as of Friday across Texas there is a 30-day moratorium on evictions through April 19; the stoppage could be extended after that date.

And in Dallas County, there is a 60-day moratorium on evictions.

The orders mean that no renter can be kicked out of their homes due to non-payment amid this COVID-19 crisis.

Telephone companies and broadband-internet services have agreed not to terminate service for failure to pay a bill because of the coronavirus outbreak, and they are waiving late fees and opening Wi-Fi hot spots.

Some car payment companies are giving customers a change to file for an extension of payments.

In all cases, check the websites of the businesses that you provide your services.

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