New York Legislators Plan To Extend Statewide Eviction Moratorium Into 2021

As millions of New Yorkers face eviction during the pandemic, legislators in the Empire State are planning to meet to place a moratorium on evictions. If passed, the proposed legislation would stop all eviction processes set to begin within the next two months.

“From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we have understood that housing security must be an essential part of our effort to protect the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers,” New York Senator Brian Kavanagh said.

“We are delivering real protection for countless renters and homeowners who would otherwise be at risk of losing their homes.”

Once the bill is passed into law, tenants can submit a standardized form outlining their eviction standing. Then, landlords can submit the forms and document any financial losses that may endure. Furthermore, the bill delays any tax lien sales for residential property and foreclosures.

The bill has already earned the support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“We have an agreement with them on a housing moratorium bill,” he said.

“As soon as that bill is passed, I’ll sign it.”

New York is the latest state to extend eviction moratoriums into 2021. California has halted all evictions until the end of January. Connecticut, Delaware, Colorado and Hawaii. Elsewhere, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have created eviction moratoriums that will run until the end of the pandemic without identifying a specific date.

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