Mayor’s Office

Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger in Response to Court Order on Evictions and Foreclosures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2020
Contact: Olivia LaVecchia
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Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger in Response to Court Order on Evictions and Foreclosures

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Weinberger released the following statement in response to Judge Helen Toor’s order on evictions and foreclosures [PDF].

“Since this emergency began I have been clear: no one should lose their housing in the middle of a pandemic that requires everyone to Stay Home. While the City has no direct role in eviction or foreclosure proceedings, I have been urging the Court and legislature to take action to keep Vermonters in their homes, and have told all Burlingtonians that if they fear losing their housing they should contact the City’s Resource and Recovery Center.

"Thank you to Superior Court Judge Helen Toor for recognizing that we are “facing unprecedented times” and taking swift action to protect Chittenden County residents from eviction and foreclosure for 90 days, with little exception. There will be complex financial and policy questions that we must still work through, and we will. For now, though, Judge Toor’s order is an important next step and reflects that our priority as a community is protecting health, life, and all of our neighbors.”

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Press Release Date: 
03/30/2020
City Department: 
Mayor's Office