Gov. Kelly prohibits Kansas evictions and foreclosures during coronavirus outbreak


In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions during an Associated Press interview in her Statehouse office in Topeka, Kan. Kelly is proposing that the state give itself breathing room in its budget by cutting its annual payments to its pension system for teachers and government workers, offering a new version of a plan that the Republican-controlled Legislature spiked last year. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Governor Laura Kelly announced an executive order Tuesday to temporarily prohibit evictions and foreclosures in Kansas.

The move comes to combat negative economic impacts of coronavirus by supporting Kansans who may miss mortgage or rent payments as a result of lost wages and other income, according to a release from Kelly’s administration.

“We understand that this pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for people across the state,” Kelly said. “It’s a necessary step to further protect Kansans’ health and safety.”

The executive order is in effect until May 1, 2020.

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