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Signs hang from the windows of an apartment in Washington, D.C., on May 20. Housing advocates and landlords alike say if Congress doesn't extend or replace federal unemployment payments, millions of Americans won't be able to afford to pay their rent.
ANDREW HARNIK / AP

The federal moratorium that has protected some tenants from eviction expires Friday, July 24. As a result, eviction filings in Oklahoma are expected to increase.

Moratorium Passed To Fight 'Food Desert' In Northeast Oklahoma City

May 22, 2019
Graphics on the front window of a Dollar Tree are shown next to graphics illustrating fresh produce on the front windows of the closed Save-A-Lot in the Northeast Town Center in Oklahoma City.
Molly M. Fleming

The Oklahoma City City Council passed a 180-day moratorium to combat what some council members have called a 'food desert' in the city’s northeast side. Journal Record reporter Molly Fleming discusses the city’s next step in making fresh meat and produce more accessible to the area's residents.