Mayor calls for NYS to extend eviction moratorium through Aug. 20

Mayor Bill de Blasio took time Friday to address that although things in New York City are slowly getting back to normal, the crisis is not over.

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2020, 1:22 PM

Updated 1,428 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio took time Friday to address that although things in New York City are slowly getting back to normal, the crisis is not over.
He said the city is still battling the pandemic, and that no New Yorker should lose the roof over their head.
He says the state need to extend the full eviction moratorium through Aug. 20 by executive order, as well as allow tenants who miss rent due to be able to pay over 12 months.
Mayor de Blasio also said the city continues to be on track for phase three reopening on July 6.
This will include nail salons, massages, spas, tanning salons, tattoo and piercing shops and waxing.
He says the estimated about of workers returning in phase three is 50,000.
As those businesses reopen, the mayor says the city will distribute 2.5 million more face coverings. The city will also connect business owners with a directory of wholesalers selling sneeze guards, PPE and other equipment.
The city is also expanding its Open Restaurants. The mayor says there are already more than 5,500 registrations for Open Restaurants. He says the next phase will include expanding to Open Street beginning Fourth of July weekend.
Applications for city approval opens Monday, June 29 through BIDs and community based organizations.
The goal to process applications within one to two weeks, and covers both existing Open Streets and retail corridors.


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