Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Information for Tenants during the pandemic

The NYC Comptroller's office has created a website with resources for tenants and others.

The state courts are closed except for emergencies (like a vacate order or the landlord or your roommate locking you out of your apartment, or the ceiling caving in).  And landlords are barred from filing eviction proceedings until the pandemic is over. 

However, under current law, tenants will still owe the rent for this period. 

State Senator Brian Kavanagh has proposed a "rental assistance voucher" program in a bill.  This would pay the money to landlords for poorer tenants whose income is affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  

Please urge your state legislatures and Governor Cuomo to get it passed.