New York lawmakers vote to extend eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, 2022

The state Legislature voted Wednesday to extend an eviction moratorium for tenants who fell behind on their rent because of hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2021, 5:45 PM

Updated 1,044 days ago

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New York lawmakers vote to extend eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, 2022
The state Legislature voted Wednesday to extend an eviction moratorium for tenants who fell behind on their rent because of hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York's previous eviction moratorium expired Tuesday.
In an Aug. 12 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court nixed part of the moratorium that allowed tenants to pause eviction proceedings simply by filing a form declaring they’d had a pandemic-related hardship. The bill would let landlords challenge hardship declarations.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said the legislation will stand up to legal scrutiny. But the leader of the Rent Stabilization Association, the largest organization of landlords in New York, vowed Wednesday to sue to block the moratorium in federal court.
This morning, the governor signed into law the moratorium, which is now in effect until Jan. 15, 2022.
"The pandemic has created unimaginable anxiety for families and business owners who have lost income and are struggling to pay the rent every month," Gov. Hochul said.
AP wire services contributed to this report.


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