NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Extends Eviction Moratorium Until January 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on July 1
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In this together.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he’s extending the eviction moratorium until January 1, 2021. 

This is good news for New Yorkers dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19. Back in March when the pandemic hit, New York put evictions “on pause” against tenants who couldn’t pay their rent. This changed in May for individuals who qualified for unemployment, or who couldn’t pay rent because of COVID-19. During a news conference, Cuomo said he plans on protecting tenants throughout the entire pandemic. 

“The pandemic remains far from over, and we need to continue protecting the business owners supporting their families amid restrictions necessary to protect the public health.”

Cuomo also extended the ban until October 20 on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures. NBC reports, “the moratorium extends protections that are already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors related to the financial toll seen by business owners as a result of the ongoing pandemic.” 

Cuomo is dedicated to helping some of the financial burdens of the coronavirus. When asked how long will he help he said, 

“Until when? Until I say COVID is over. And you know, we’ll figure out when that is.”