(2-18-21) Albany, NY – In December 2020 New York State Senator Kevin Parker and the Senate Majority convened for a special Session to pass historic legislation that ensured New Yorkers facing financial hardships can stay in their homes. Under this new legislation tenants will be given an opportunity to submit hardship declarations and an additional two-month moratorium extension will be in place for both renters and homeowners. Since late June 38,000 New York City residential eviction cases have been filed in New York City but less than 2,300 forms have been submitted. With the deadline to fill out the form quickly approaching, (February 26th) Senator Parker urges community organizations, tenants and media platforms to get this information out.
State Senator Kevin Parker had the following to say about this initiative, “My colleagues and I have fought hard to provide our constituents with assistance during the pandemic. And this session we successfully passed a moratorium for evictions for those who have lost their jobs to the pandemic and are struggling to pay rent. Now that we have fought hard for this legislation it is equally as important for us to use our platform to ensure constituents are aware of this initiative and the resources available to them. We are asking anyone who has been financially affected by the pandemic to submit a Hardship Declaration Form’ to avoid eviction. No one should have to fear losing their home when the resources are available.”
Fill out the form online via http://cit.ac/hardship