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Cuomo extends executive order preventing evictions during pandemic

Tenants who lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic have been granted 30 additional days of relief.

Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the moratorium on evictions for another 30 days.

“No evictions as long as we are in the middle of the epidemic,” Cuomo said.


Cuomo’s executive order extends the moratorium until September 4th, which gives the courts time to stop the proceedings. It could easily be extended beyond that, since the pandemic isn’t expected to end until a vaccine is available this winter or next spring.

Cuomo’s executive order is covered under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which provides protection against eviction to tenants who are unable to pay rent due to the health crisis.

Advocates say the problem is that landlords will still be able to collect unpaid rent in the future through court proceedings. That’s why some have called for rent to be cancelled amid the pandemic.

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