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Kansas Governor revises order on mortgage foreclosures

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a revised executive order March 23 on mortgage foreclosures. The new order rescinds her original order, which prohibited the initiation of any mortgage foreclosures or evictions until May 1. The new order, Executive Order 20-10, states that “no financial lending entity operating in Kansas shall foreclose on a residential property in Kansas when all defaults or violations of the mortgage are substantially caused by a financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

The order defines hardship as:

  1. An individual or family suffering a significant loss of income, significant increase in necessary expenses, or inability to work as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19;
  2. An individual or family whose financial resources are depleted to the extent that making mortgage payments would leave them unable to purchase food, medicine or other goods, supplies, or services necessary to their health and safety.

The new order remains in force until May 1, 2020 or until the COVID-19 State of Disaster Emergency expires.