New York To Consider Extending Evictions Moratorium

Gothamist reports:

New York State lawmakers are expected to reconvene in-person in Albany for a rare special session Wednesday to extend the eviction moratorium through next January, while Governor Kathy Hochul attempts to speed up payment of more than $2 billion in federal rent relief funds to tenants in need.

There are other pressing but thorny issues Hochul had said she wanted to address with the legislature, like requiring teachers be vaccinated for COVID-19, though it’s not clear if lawmakers will be considering issues beyond eviction protections during their special session. State lawmakers are typically in session between January and June.

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