State lawmakers extend New York's eviction mora­torium in an ex­tra­or­dinary session

Morgan McKay

September 01, 2021

Originally published in Spectrum News 1 on September 01, 2021.

Lawmakers extend New York's eviction moratorium in an extraordinary session on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Albany, N.Y.

In an extraordinary session, New York state lawmakers met in Albany to extend the state’s eviction moratorium through Jan. 15, 2022.

New York is now one of only six states and Washington D.C. to have an eviction moratorium still in place.

By extending the eviction moratorium, lawmakers, like Sen. Kevin Thomas, say this will give them more time to distribute the money from this fund. 

“Housing is a human right and we know that in the previous administration, a lot of things were botched,” Thomas said pointing at former Gov. Cuomo. “It's just the right thing to do, to give these agencies under the new administration more time to push the money out for these tenants.”

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