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

State lawmakers renew and rework tenant relief to fit a Supreme Court decision won by property owners — cheering advocates but drawing threats of further legal action.

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New York Eviction Moratorium Poised for Months-Long Extension

A special session in Albany is imminent to extend a pandemic pause keeping tenants in their homes following a Supreme Court strikedown. Meanwhile, a $2.7 billion relief program still struggles to get aid paid.

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Eviction Protection in New York is Much Weaker as Moratorium End Nears. Here’s Why

New Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to speed up the state’s rent relief program. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium and gutted the state moratorium, which ends Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

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The State’s Distributed Nearly $100 million in Rent Relief So Far. Have You Applied?

The feds have extended the residential evictions moratorium to Oct. 3, overriding New York’s Aug. 31 deadline. Meanwhile, applying for rent relief could offer additional protection against eviction. Here’s what you need to know.

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The State Distributed $0 in Rent Relief in Program’s First Month

Tenants and landlords still have two months to apply before the state’s rent moratorium expires. Here’s what you need to know — including how to get help in tapping the $2.7 billion first-come, first-served pot of funding.

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Homeowner Help Is Coming — But Not Until After the Foreclosure Moratorium Expires

The state recently announced a plan to use more than $540 million of federal relief funds to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure due to the pandemic. But will the aid be enough — and will it reach homeowners soon enough?

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Rent Relief Applications Open in New York June 1: What Tenants and Landlords Need to Know

The $2.4 billion state program, funded by the latest federal stimulus package, aims to help owners and residents by paying off rent debt. Here’s what you’ll need to apply.

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New York Eviction Moratorium Expected to be Extended to Aug. 31

The pandemic-spurred protections will stretch beyond the May 1 deadline, with state rent relief aid on the way. Here’s what you need to know — and do.

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Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means

After a year of Band-Aids, lawmakers in Albany finally have the big bucks to pass a substantial relief program as part of the state budget. Here’s what you need to know about what’s on the table for renters, landlords and homeowners.

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What Happens When a New York City Landlord Threatens to Call ICE?

THE CITY talked to some experts and got the answer to this common reader question. We found tenants have rights, regardless of immigration status.

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The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ends Feb. 26. Here’s What You Need to Do

Housing advocates made a tool to help tenants easily fill out and submit the hardship declaration required to stave off eviction proceedings until at least May 1.

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NYC Families Caught in Rent Aid Catch-22 Sue to Sidestep State Blockade

New York forces FHEPS voucher applicants to get sued for eviction before they can qualify for help — impossible during a Housing Court moratorium approaching its first anniversary.

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New York’s New Eviction Moratorium Protections Are Not Automatic. Here’s What You Need to Do

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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More Rent Relief and a New Eviction Moratorium on the Way for New York Tenants

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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How to Tell if You’re Being Evicted — and Other Tenant Questions Answered

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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NYC Landlords Suing Pandemic-Slammed Small Businesses for Missed Rent

Besieged by COVID-19, hundreds of city business owners, from clothiers to restaurateurs, are facing lawsuits over missed rent payments as revenue has all but vanished for many.

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Eviction Moratorium Exception: Nearly 100 Basement Apartments Hit With Vacate Orders During Pandemic

Enforcement against illegal dwellings is pushing out tenants, many of them immigrants, just when sheltering at home has become urgent.

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First Tenant Evicted in NYC since the Pandemic Started. Here’s What It Means

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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New Gambit in NYC Self-Storage Wars: Some Owners Willing to Cut Struggling Customers Free as Demand Booms

More pandemic-slammed New Yorkers facing auctions of belongings in self-storage units are getting a new choice: make a deal or just get out. Here’s what you can do if you need help.

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Tapped-Out Tenants Take Charge as Landlords Pursue End Runs Around Eviction Moratorium

Harassment and lockouts pressure renters to leave their homes — but renters are fighting back with a little help from their friends. One way: "stoop court" sessions.