Evictions all over New York State have been on a steady increase since Federal and State officials lifted the various eviction and foreclosure moratoriums were lifted in 2022.

For a large chunk of 2022, Erie County led the state in rental evictions. In fact, by year's end, there were more evictions in Erie County than in every county except Kings County, which houses Brooklyn, New York. So far this year, there have been nearly 2,000 eviction notices issued in Western New York. Statewide, so far in 2023, there have been nearly 27,000 eviction notices sent to renters in the Empire State.

New York State Unified Court System
New York State Unified Court System

There are several areas of the state where entire neighborhoods are facing becoming homeless. Some officials are urging New York State to reinstitute an eviction ban for a few months while people try to get back on their feet.

The University District has an emerging problem where evictions within 14215 are at a rate of 55%!
-Rasheed NC Wyatt, University District Council Member in Buffalo, NY

The problem in some areas of Buffalo has gotten so bad that at least one local politician has decided that something needs to be done about it.

Buffalo University District Common Councilmember Rasheed NC Wyatt is convening a public meeting in the community to discuss this pending eviction crisis.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Greater Faith Bible Tabernacle Chruch at 391 Edison Avenue, in Buffalo's Kenfield Neighborhood. The church is located near the Eggert Road exit of the 33 and the meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm.

During the meeting, they want to discuss current options available to help with evictions and come up with a plan to stop what many advocates expect to be a flood of additional evictions that are coming in the near future.

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