Gov. Cuomo extends eviction moratorium until Aug. 20, bans fees for late payments

The governor is also banning late fees and missed payment fees during the eviction moratorium period.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2020, 4:48 PM

Updated 1,482 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his daily briefing at the New York Medical College in Valhalla today and delivered some welcome news to New Yorkers who are struggling financially during the pandemic.
Cuomo announced that the state will extend the moratorium on evictions for those facing COVID-related hardship for an additional 60 days, from June until August 20. Also late fees and missed payments fees are banned during the eviction moratorium period.
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“I hope it gives families a deep breath,” Cuomo said at his daily briefing.
The executive order will also ban late payment fees for missed payments and allow renters to apply their security deposit to a payment, though they’d have to pay it back over time.
New York tallied 231 virus-related deaths on Wednesday. Though hospitalizations continue to decrease slowly, the daily death toll has hovered around 230 for four days.
(AP Wire Services contributed to this report)
Briefing Notes:
  • There are 8,600 COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York.
  • The net change in hospitalizations, intubations and the 3-day rolling average of hospitalizations are all down.
  • 231 New Yorkers died on Wednesday due to the virus.
  • The results of a hospital antibody survey shows that the infection rate among health care workers is lower than it is for the general population. 
  • Gov. Cuomo says the results show that masks, gloves and sanitizer work. 
  • Gov. Cuomo outlines the $25 million Nourish New York Initiative "to provide relief by purchasing food and products from upstate farms and directing them to food banks across the state."
  • The state in March banned tenants from being evicted. In added relief, it is banning late payments or fees for missed payments during the eviction moratorium.
  • The rent relief moratorium period has been extended an additional 60 days until Aug. 20.
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