Lawmakers in Albany are pushing for a bill that would protect renters from being evicted past the 90-day executive order that Governor Andrew Cuomo imposed shortly after shutting down the state’s economy.
He banned evictions in that window, but questions remain about how that will be remedied afterward. For one, will all back-rent come due at one time? How will landlords deal with the financial strain created?
Lawmakers believe once that ends, landlords will evict tenants for non-payments.
There is still debate about how long the protection would run, or what parameters would be set in place to protect all parties involved.