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New York State Legislature Extends Eviction Moratorium to Aug. 31, 2021

The New York State eviction moratorium that was scheduled to expire on May 1, 2021 has been extended to Aug. 31, 2021 by the State Senate and Assembly. The extension of the moratorium will go into effect when Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law. Tenants will still be required to file a hardship declaration to qualify for protection under the eviction moratorium. Eviction protections will be extended to Aug. 31, 2021 for those tenants who have already filed a hardship declaration.

For those tenants struggling with rent or utility arrears, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program that was passed and funded as part of the State budget process is expected to begin receiving applications this month. Details of the application process remain unknown as the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) finalizes the details of the rent relief program.

Contact: Sara Neitzel, sneitzel@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835