A trade group representing the owners and managers of more than 46,000 apartment units in the state has recommended a 90-day moratorium on evictions.
The Apartment Association of Nebraska said Wednesday in a news release that it is recommending a three-month halt on evictions because of financial hardship. The group also is recommending owners and landlords take a number of other measures, including accepting partial rent payments and waiving late fees.
"The COVID-19 virus will have an unprecedented economic impact on our members and residents alike," the group said in the release. "We believe it is vitally important for each of us to do what we can to help our neighbor. The AAN is prepared to take whatever steps it can to keep our residents in their homes."
Last week, Nebraska Appleseed, renter advocates and other community groups concerned for low-income residents had called for a halt to evictions.
Several state and local officials, including Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, had said they were exploring who in the state had the legal authority to halt evictions.
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