Gov. Ron Desantis lets Florida’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium expire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCJB) -Governor Ron Desantis permitted his executive order banning evictions and foreclosures on those experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic to expire, Wednesday.

In a press release, the governor’s office said the expiration allows eviction protections to be handled by the Centers for Disease Control. At the federal level, there is currently a ban on evictions and foreclosures for those who fit particular criteria.

To be protected from losing their homes people must apply through the CDC. Under penalty of perjury, residents must assert the following points:

I certify under penalty of perjury, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, that the foregoing are true and correct:

• I have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;1

• I either expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or

no more than $198,000 if filing a

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Blue Star Contemporary’s Red Dot art sale app lets you see, buy art virtually

Blue Star Red Dot, the biggest art sale and fundraiser each year for Blue Star Contemporary, is going high-tech with an augmented reality app being built specifically for the event. It’s just one of the ways that art lovers can see the work and support the exhibition space.

Stoke, a San Antonio-based augmented reality development studio, is creating the free app, which will go live on Wednesday and can be used through Oct. 4. It’s called Blue Star Red Dot and is available for iOS and Android.

“We think it is going to revolutionize the way that people share and display art and how we support art, especially in a changing world like we’re experiencing today,” said Patrick Atwater, founder and CEO of Stoke, during a media preview of the app.

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Red Dot, which raises roughly one-third of Blue Star’s budget

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