Thursday, October 22, 2020
EARLY VOTING IN NEW YORK STATE BEGINS SATURDAY!
Georgia Kromrei: Cuomo announces extension of moratorium on commercial evictions & ban on foreclosures through the end of the year (The Real Deal)
Monday, October 12, 2020
ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES
Steve Wishnia: Evictions are happening in upstate New York; advocates call for a "true" moratorium (The Tenant) (VIDEO of news conference)
Georgia Kromrei: Administrative judge says evictions can resume October 11 (The Real Deal)
William Glaberson: In tiny courts in New York State, abuses of law and power (New York Times) (An article from 2006 which is still relevant now that evictions are starting upstate)
Sylvan Lane: Advocates urge federal government to provide housing aid as eviction cliff looms (The Hill)
Daniel Cohen: Affordable housing is the key to New York's recovery (Gotham Gazette OpEd) - Cohen is a candidate for City Council.
Molly Crane-Newman: Bill in New York City Council would bar landlords from conducting criminal record checks on prospective tenants (Daily News)
PROSECUTING LANDLORDS?Jarrett Murphy: Manhattan D.A. candidate Diana Florence wants to prosecute landlords who game the rent regulation system (City Limits)
Emma Fitzsimmons: De Blasio announces proposed upzoning for SoHo & NoHo, triggering fight over density & affordability (New York Times)