9/2/21: New York Extends Eviction Moratorium; Expands Rent Relief Rochester Chapter

The State Legislature on September 1, 2021, extended New York’s eviction moratorium to January and expanded the provisions of the federal rent relief program Wednesday, ensuring a safety net for tenants and landlords as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. 

The Legislature, reconvened by Gov. Kathy Hochul this week, addressed the matter of the Aug. 31 expiration of the original residential and commercial eviction and foreclosure moratoria, which were put in place as public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

An extension was needed because the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, meant to keep tenants and landlords afloat amid job losses and other financial ramifications of COVID-19, has been slow to distribute funds, Hochul said Tuesday.  Continue reading ...

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