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Cuyahoga County to suspend foreclosures for at least 60 days due to coronavirus

“We want to do whatever we can to help people during this difficult time."

CLEVELAND — In an effort to help residents during the coronavirus pandemic, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced Thursday that the County Treasurer’s Office is suspending further foreclosure action and delinquent contracts in Cuyahoga County, effective immediately and for at least the next 60 days. 

“The coronavirus is having enormous impact on many people, including people who are losing jobs and undergoing other economic hardship,” said Budish in a statement. “We want to do whatever we can to help people during this difficult time. Rest assured that as the situation evolves we will continue to look at other appropriate measures.” 

Although foreclosure action will not be taken on occupied structures such as owner-occupied properties or rentals in Cuyahoga County for at least the next 60 days, foreclosure actions on unoccupied and/or unimproved properties will continue per normal operations. 

In-process foreclosures will also continue, but all Sheriff sales will be suspended during this period. 

The Treasurer’s Office will also not default any existing delinquent payment contracts due to late or missing payments for at least the next 60 days. Taxpayers will remain responsible for the total balance due and each contract will be reviewed after this period. All Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payments and coupon payments will be suspended during this time period as well. In addition, all Advance Tax Payments (Easy Pay) will be suspended. 

You can see Budish's announcement on YouTube in the player below:

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