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Howard praises Walz Executive Order to Halt Evictions

Monday, March 23, 2020

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA – Today, Governor Walz issued an executive order to halt most evictions. State Representative Michael Howard (DFL - Richfield), House author of eviction moratorium legislation, released the following statement:  

“Our hierarchy of needs dictate that nothing is more important than our health and safety. That is why I am grateful that Governor Walz has worked with legislative leaders to halt evictions so that Minnesotans can stay safe and stay home.

“It is important for renters and landlords to understand that this eviction moratorium does not cancel rent for Minnesotans. That is why we must continue to fight for economic assistance, including statewide rental assistance, so that renters can make rent and landlords can make their mortgage. 

“We are all in this together, and we must continue working together, to make sure Minnesotans can afford to stay in their home – now and as we recover from this crisis.” 

More details on the Governor’s executive action can be seen here.