Nearly one week before the state’s eviction moratorium is set to expire, two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to extend the deadline to August 31st, aiming to provide further relief to New Yorkers who continue struggling to pay rent.
“This will keep people from being thrown out onto the streets,” Assemblymember Jeff Dinowitz, a sponsor of the bill, told Gothamist/WNYC on Saturday. “We don’t want more people made homeless, especially during a pandemic.”
Should the bill pass, which is likely given Democrats supermajority in both chambers, Governor Andrew Cuomo has 10 days to sign the bill.
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— Gothamist (@Gothamist) April 24, 2021