New York’s Eviction Ban Ends 8/31, What’s Going To Happen on 9/1?
Back in May 2021, former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order that extended the eviction ban to the end of August. That eviction ban expires this month and many people are scrambling to figure out what to do.
Unless there is action by current Governor Kathy Hochul, or by the New York State Legislature, housing courts throughout New York State will begin to allow evictions and foreclosures to continue.
Advocates across the state estimate that there are hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who are being on their rent and will likely lose their housing due to those large past-due balances. This is also the case with many homeowners across the state with delinquent mortgage balances.
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance still has Billions of dollars under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program for eligible individuals and families in New York. The City of Buffalo has also released an assistance program to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.
While it looks like evictions and foreclosures will begin again on September 1, 2021, there is a lot of help available and time is of the essence.
I had an opportunity to speak to some housing advocates from Buffalo and we discussed these topics on-air. You can listen to our conversation below:
Part 1 of my discussion with Attorney Keisha Williams with the Western New York Law Center and Tenant Advocate Teresa Watson with PUSH Buffalo.
Part 2 of my discussion with Attorney Keisha Williams with the Western New York Law Center and Tenant Advocate Teresa Watson with PUSH Buffalo.
If you, or someone you know, need assistance with rent, there are assistance options available that may be able to help from New York State.