The Latest COVID-19 Resources for Renters

The New York City Council is introducing a suite of bills at today’s remote hearing aimed at supporting both commercial and residential renters. While New York is currently under a 3-month moratorium on evictions, this measure would beef up supports for renters by introducing anti-harassment measures, plus would block marshals or sheriffs from taking property or executing money judgments through April of 2021.

Landlords who harass tenants for unpaid rent would see some hefty fines—up to $10,000 for residential landlords and $50,000 for commercial landlords. At present, it’s not clear what behavior could clear the legal bar for harassment but presumably this would be outlined clearly should these bills pass. 

In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the latest resources for renters: 

And some news:

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