Sunday, August 1, 2021 4:54 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ATLANTA — An Atlanta area judge has enacted a county-wide moratorium keeping landlords from removing tenants struggling to pay their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that DeKalb Chief Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson signed a new emergency order creating a ban on evictions throughout the county for another 60 days. Jackson filed the order Friday. It took effect when a federal eviction ban expired Saturday. The judge’s order cited the continued COVID-19 public health emergency and a cyberattack that targeted DeKalb’s Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition earlier this year that delayed distribution of federal aid for tenants and landlords.