[Video] Tenants’ Rights During the COVID-19 Crisis / Los Derechos de los Inquilinos Durante la Crisis de COVID-19

Senator Shelley B. Mayer hosted an informational presentation about residential tenants’ rights during the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Attendees heard from Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC), and Westchester County Government.

Topics covered: 

-- COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 

-- Current state of eviction moratoriums 

-- Westchester County Housing Court procedures 

-- Tenants’ rights and defenses in eviction proceedings 

-- Tenants’ right to heat, hot water, repairs 

-- How to get help with paying rent arrears and ongoing rent 

-- Help for undocumented immigrants 

-- Westchester Right to Counsel (R2C) Coalition