Protesters demand extension of eviction moratorium, set to expire in 30 days

People took to the streets Tuesday asking for an extension of the eviction moratorium, which is set to expire in 30 days.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2020, 4:45 PM

Updated 1,364 days ago

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People took to the streets Tuesday asking for an extension of the eviction moratorium, which is set to expire in 30 days.
They marched from Housing Court to the office of the eviction marshal, saying they want to cancel their rent and extend eviction protection guidelines. They say they need more time to find work before they lose their homes.
They called on state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to pass legislation - already proposed - that could stop evictions and foreclosures while the pandemic continues. They say it's not in the interest of public health for New Yorkers to be thrown out of their homes while they are supposed to be sheltering at home.
Many people said they were out protesting because they have been out of work since the COVID-19 pandemic began and are struggling to find work while the economy tries to bounce back.


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