Over the last year, millions of New Yorkers have fallen behind on rent as unemployment skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 92,000 New Yorkers who were homeless before COVID-19 are living in unsafe settings and dying from the virus at a rate 78% higher than our housed neighbors. The housing crisis which existed before the pandemic has been made more acute.
Governor Cuomo’s announcement “extending” the eviction moratorium until January 1, 2021 is misleading and disingenuous. On October 1st, unless Governor Cuomo releases new details, eviction cases will move forward — devastating New Yorkers struggling to recover from COVID-19.
Today, the Office of Court Administration (OCA) issued a new order that extends the universal eviction moratorium until at least October 1, 2020 for all New Yorkers
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, New York State Senator Julia Salazar, and District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido call on Albany to pass the “Good Cause” eviction bill on the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the legislation (S2892/A5030).
Today Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie responded to what homeless New Yorkers and tenants have been saying for years: our state is in crisis and it’s time to end homelessness once and for all.