NY Gov Unveils Deal To Extend Evictions Moratorium

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Hochul announced late Tuesday that she’s summoning legislators for a rare special session to extend New York’s expiring eviction moratorium and allocate more financial relief for renters in a bid to stave off an avalanche of evictions at a time when the coronavirus is resurging in the state.

The special session, set for noon Wednesday in both the state Senate and Assembly, will feature two legislative items to counteract the feared “eviction crisis,” Hochul said from the Capitol in Albany.

First, Hochul said she has reached a deal with Democratic leaders to renew the eviction moratorium — which was set to expire at midnight Tuesday — through Jan. 15, 2022, protecting hundreds of thousands of struggling renters from the possibility of being kicked out of their homes.

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