Evictions and foreclosures banned until May 1

Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order temporarily prohibiting evictions and foreclosures across the state until at least May 1.

The Executive Order temporarily prohibits all financial institutions operating in Kansas from initiating any mortgage foreclosure efforts or judicial proceedings, and any commercial or residential eviction efforts or judicial proceedings until after April 30.  Governor Kelly announced the step Wednesday morning to help Kansans who may miss out on wages and may be unable to make mortgage or rent payments due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We understand that this pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for people across the state,” said Governor Kelly in a news release.

“Kansas families need our support, and my administration is committed to doing everything it can to make sure Kansans can stay in their homes and businesses. It’s a necessary step to further protect Kansans’ health and safety.”