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Undocumented Immigrant New Yorkers Shut Out of Federal Hurricane Ida Aid

Two weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through the city, killing 13 people, basements across the city are still drying out as many New Yorkers struggle to recover from the punishing storm. With millions of dollars in federal assistance now unlocked for the city, some households that saw rivers of rain and sewage […]

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How New Eviction Moratorium Can Help Tenants, Landlords and Homeowners

Just before Ida wreaked havoc on homes across New York City, the state Legislature passed an important new law for tenants, landlords and homeowners that pushes New York’s eviction moratorium until Jan. 15. You may remember that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s eviction moratorium, limiting protections, and then the moratorium expired at […]

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NYC Basement Apartment Storm Deaths Renew Housing Advocates’ Calls for Legalization

Additional reporting by Will Welch and Eileen Grench The majority of the at least 13 New Yorkers killed in Wednesday’s historic storm had one tragic thing in common: They were trapped in flooded basement apartments. The day after the remnants of Hurricane Ida pounded New York, housing advocates and a handful of elected officials swiftly […]

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New York Extends Eviction Moratorium to early 2022, Offering New Chance for Landlords to Push Back

State lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend a COVID-19 emergency eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, in a rare off-season meeting of the Senate and Assembly.  Members descended onto the state Capitol in a special session called by newly instated Gov. Kathy Hochul to vote on the eviction pause and other pressing business, the first time they […]

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New York Eviction Moratorium Poised for Months-Long Extension

A COVID-19 emergency eviction moratorium expiring Tuesday is all but certain to get approval from the state legislature this week for an extension through early 2022, sources within the state Legislature told THE CITY. Lawmakers around the state will be headed back to Albany as early as Wednesday for a rare off-season legislative session to […]

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Weren’t Eligible for Unemployment Benefits? Apply for the Excluded Workers Fund

This article is adapted from our Jobs Update newsletter that focuses on the employment during the pandemic. You can sign up here to get it or fill out the form at the bottom of this post. New York’s Excluded Workers Fund, which is intended to provide much-needed relief to workers cut off from government unemployment benefits and […]