assembly Bill A2617A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "COVID-19 Housing relief & recovery for all act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2021 print number 2617a
Feb 05, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to housing
Jan 19, 2021 referred to housing

Co-Sponsors

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A2617 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4050
Law Section:
Housing
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10826, S8802

A2617 - Summary

Enacts the COVID-19 housing relief and recovery for all act.

A2617 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2617
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. NIOU, RICHARDSON, JOYNER, CARROLL, REYES, SIMON,
   GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, BARNWELL, DAVILA, L. ROSENTHAL, DICKENS, BARRON,
   DE LA ROSA, KIM, FAHY, PICHARDO, FERNANDEZ,  EPSTEIN,  BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, PERRY, FRONTUS, CRUZ, GLICK, WALKER, J. RIVERA, TAYLOR, ANDERSON,
   BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing

 AN ACT to establish the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2021
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "Rent  and
 Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2021".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that a serious
 public  emergency  exists  in the state of New York due to the impact of
 the global outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which as of the date
 of this legislation, created destabilized housing,  loss  of  employment
 and  income,  closure of businesses and schools, and greatly exacerbated
 financial insecurity in the state of New York. The  legislature  further
 finds  that  it  is  currently  impossible to accurately assess the full
 scope, duration, and severity of impact this public  emergency  has  and
 will  have  on  the  residents of New York and that, in response to this
 crisis, on March 7, 2020 the executive declared a 'State Disaster  Emer-
 gency' which has put extraordinary constraints on individuals, families,
 homeowners,   not-for-profits,  residential  housing  cooperatives,  and
 local, state, and federal agencies. The legislature further  finds  that
 the  loss  of  employment,  illness  and  deaths  caused by the COVID-19
 outbreak have rendered many individuals and families unable to  pay  for
 the costs of housing and other life necessities. The legislature further
 finds  that  safe  and  affordable  housing is a key measure of positive
 individual, family, and public health outcomes.  The legislature further
 finds that without government intervention, individuals and families who
 are unable to pay the costs of housing will  be  displaced,  which  will
 result  in  an  increase in families who are cohabiting with one or more
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A2617A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4050
Law Section:
Housing
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10826, S8802

A2617A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the COVID-19 housing relief and recovery for all act.

A2617A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2617--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. NIOU, RICHARDSON, JOYNER, CARROLL, REYES, SIMON,
   GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, BARNWELL, DAVILA, L. ROSENTHAL, DICKENS, BARRON,
   DE LA ROSA, KIM, FAHY, PICHARDO, FERNANDEZ,  EPSTEIN,  BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, PERRY, FRONTUS, CRUZ, GLICK, WALKER, J. RIVERA, TAYLOR, ANDERSON,
   BRONSON,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  MITAYNES  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Housing -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to enact the "COVID-19 housing relief and recovery for all act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "COVID-19
 housing relief and recovery for all act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that a serious
 public  emergency  exists  in the state of New York due to the impact of
 the global outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which as of the date
 of this legislation, created destabilized housing,  loss  of  employment
 and  income,  closure of businesses and schools, and greatly exacerbated
 financial insecurity in the state of New York. The  legislature  further
 finds  that  it  is  currently  impossible to accurately assess the full
 scope, duration, and severity of impact this public  emergency  has  and
 will  have  on  the  residents of New York and that, in response to this
 crisis, on March 7, 2020 the executive declared a 'State Disaster  Emer-
 gency' which has put extraordinary constraints on individuals, families,
 homeowners,   not-for-profits,  residential  housing  cooperatives,  and
 local, state, and federal agencies. The legislature further  finds  that
 the  loss  of  employment,  illness  and  deaths  caused by the COVID-19
 outbreak have rendered many individuals and families unable to  pay  for
 the costs of housing and other life necessities. The legislature further
 finds  that  safe  and  affordable  housing is a key measure of positive
 individual, family, and public health outcomes.  The legislature further
 finds that without government intervention, individuals and families who
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.