Gov. Cuomo extends moratorium on evictions in New York state
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended New York state's moratorium on evictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He says that the Safe Harbor Tenant Act will be extended to Jan. 1, 2021 for renters who are struggling financially. Tenants tell News 12 they're overjoyed, as unemployment rates have been high.
Officials with Mount Vernon United Tenants, which works to keep renters from becoming homeless, say the fix is only temporary.
Landlords, who are left with mounting bills from unpaid rent, say they agree that more federal aid is needed in the region. Tim Foley, who works with the Building and Reality Institute of Westchester, says that landlords want the assistance to help out themselves and their tenants.
Earlier this month, the state's moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial evictions and foreclosures was extended by Cuomo until Oct. 20.