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Group pushes harder to ‘Cancel Rent’ as pandemic, economic crisis continue into fall

An advocacy group in New York estimates than 1.4 million residents are behind on rent payments due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

They are calling on the state to cancel rent.


Housing Justice for All pushed on Monday for Democrats in the Senate and Assembly to take up measures that would cancel rent in New York amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The gruop flew planes with banners asking SPeaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins to take up a bill they have pushed.

A moratorium on evictions was enacted earlier this year, but advocates say that isn’t enough. What happens when the crisis is over and the bill comes due?


Advocates say the 1.4 million renters who are behind at the moment won’t have the funds to make the payment necessary when the moratorium ends.

It will set off a chain of events that could put hundreds-of-thousands onto the streets.

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