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NEW! - MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS - UPDATE

On September 2, 2021, Governor Hochul signed the New Moratorium on Covid-related Residential and Commerical Evictions into Law.  The moratorium is in effect until January 15, 2022.

For information on evictions and legal service providers please visit the NY Court website at New York City Civil Court (nycourts.gov) and DHCR Partners - Access Housing Referrals. 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.

 

NEW - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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.

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DHCR's Partners - Access Housing Referrals

 

Strengthening New York State Rent Regulations - The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

 

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NOTE - The translated versions of DHCR Fact Sheet #32: Eviction are currently under revision.

On September 2, 2021, Governor Hochul signed the New Moratorium on Covid-related Residential and Commerical Evictions into Law.  The moratorium is in effect until January 15, 2022.

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