MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS - UPDATE January 16, 2022
As of January 16, 2022, the Moratorium on Covid-related Residential and Commercial Evictions is no longer in effect. The Governor and the state legislature are exploring other pathways to assist owners and tenants with the resolution of their housing problems and to prevent tenant displacement. This website will be updated once additional information becomes available. Please note the following:
- In New York State, an eviction of a tenant is lawful only if an owner has brought a court proceeding and obtained a judgment of possession from the court.
- A sheriff, marshal, or constable can carry out a court ordered eviction. An owner may not evict a tenant by use of force or unlawful means.
- Any tenant who believes they are about to be evicted is advised to contact an attorney in private practice or with a legal aid or legal services agency, to protect their interests.
The Office of Civil Justice at the NYC Human Resources Administration funds free Anti-Eviction Legal Services in the housing courts and community offices across New York City for low-income tenants facing eviction. For information, email [email protected] or call 311.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) - UPDATE January 16, 2022
This site has been court ordered to resume accepting applications.
This program provides economic relief to low and moderate-income households at risk of homelessness and housing instability.
For questions and information on how to apply, call 1-844-691-7368 or visit otda.ny.gov.
Important Notices and Recently Revised Documents
Strengthening New York State Rent Regulations - The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019
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