An Update on the Eviction Moratorium
Aug 31, 2020
With an end to the Eviction Moratorium expected October 1, September may be the final month many New Yorkers can be certain they have a place to call home. Last week, the Office of Court Administration (OCA), which had been overseeing the moratorium process signaled that it will take no further steps to extend the eviction moratorium beyond that already established date.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the moratorium won’t be extended. It means that instead of being overseen by the OCA, the decision-making process around any potential extension can only be decided by Governor Cuomo or the state legislature. While Cuomo has issued several executive orders enabling the OCA to extend the moratorium, the pressure will now be on the Governor to take a more active role in the process.
As always, if you’re a renter in need of help, we urge you to seek out the information provided in the Tenant Resource Portal, as well as the New York State Attorney General’s Tenants’ Rights Guide.
If you’re a landlord interested in retaining tenants, we can work with you to rewrite leases to reflect any changes, including short-terms agreements. Please reach out.