New York state’s lawmakers voted, once again, to extend a residential and commercial eviction moratorium until January 15th, 2022, with changes to account for two Supreme Court decisions that blocked the state’s program and the larger federal moratorium.
Governor Kathy Hochul, who convened a special session of the state legislature Wednesday to vote on the extension, is expected to sign the bill on Thursday. Landlords now have a right to request a hearing in housing court to contest any tenant’s claim of financial hardship that protected them from eviction.
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New York state’s eviction ban was extended until Jan. 2022, days after the Supreme Court struck down a federal eviction moratorium.
700K+ NY households are behind on rent, per census data.
Less than 9% of the state’s $2.3B emergency rental relief funds were disbursed as of Aug. pic.twitter.com/6HwkGBlWzW
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