senate Bill S250

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the Emergency Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S250 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8239
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8667, A10827

S250 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prevents evictions during the COVID-19 covered period.

S250 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S250 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    250
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. MYRIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,
   JACKSON, KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, PARKER, RAMOS, RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
   SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Housing,
   Construction and Community Development
 
 AN ACT preventing evictions during the COVID-19 covered period
 
   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 "Emergency
 Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares
 that  the COVID-19 pandemic has been a public health and economic crisis
 unparalleled by any in modern history. The State has lost over 30,000 of
 its citizens and more than  380,000  have  been  confirmed  infected,  a
 number  which continues to escalate.  A clear consensus of public health
 experts predicts subsequent waves of increasing infections, which  could
 lead  to graver consequences to public health and the economy than those
 that have occurred thus far. The lack of a  cure  or  effective  vaccine
 means  there  is no definitive endpoint to the harm from COVID-19 on the
 State. The legislature further finds and declares that housing instabil-
 ity and homelessness lead to worse health outcomes for  individuals  and
 in  doing  so  worsen  public  health. The legislature further finds and
 declares that the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant economic instabil-
 ity and job losses has worsened an existing  housing  crisis  state-wide
 where  millions  of  tenants were already rent-burdened, and millions of
 homeowners were already struggling to remain current on their mortgages.
 The existing housing crisis disproportionately impacts Black and  Latinx
 individuals  and communities. The legislature further finds and declares
 that the well-documented disproportionate impacts of both  the  COVID-19
 pandemic  and  the  housing  crisis  on  communities of color are deeply
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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