New York eviction moratorium set to expire on Jan. 15

The 2020 eviction moratorium that has prevented landlords in New York from evicting tenants who couldn't pay rent during the pandemic expires in just about two weeks.

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2021, 3:24 AM

Updated 843 days ago

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The 2020 eviction moratorium that has prevented landlords in New York from evicting tenants who couldn't pay rent during the pandemic expires in just about two weeks.
In early 2020, New Yorkers rallied in support of the eviction moratorium implemented by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in order to ensure that no tenant would be evicted from their home during the height of the pandemic.
An attorney for the housing project, Leah Goodridge, says that on Jan. 15, thousands of New Yorkers could be kicked out of their homes and onto the streets or in to homeless shelter - which could cause COVID-19 rates to skyrocket.
She says the eviction moratorium is not just a housing crisis - but a public health crisis.
Muriel Robbins is 10-year resident of her housing building in the Bronx. She says she is crippled by her impending eviction and the impacts the virus could have on her future.
If you anticipate being affected by the expiration, there are some local grants you can apply to.


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