With the moratorium ending soon for rent, the country expects to see a large amount of evictions in the coming months.
While House lawmakers attempted to extend the moratorium even for a short period, it was shot down and the Biden Administration stated “his hands were tied.”
With an increase in evictions amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the chances of it spreading become even greater.
Biden’s administration had allocated money for rental assistance in December and March, but the distribution has been slow with only $3 billion being sent out.
Some tenants say their landlords are refusing rental assistance altogether.
Some areas are seeing hundreds of eviction notices already filed and plan to execute them as soon as the moratorium is up, and expect to see hundreds more filed in the coming weeks.
With the deadline for federal evictions being passed already, New Yorker’s have until the 31st of August, after that date landlords can begin evicting people.
The state is currently offering $2.7 billion dollars in rental relief with over $40 million in Monroe County and Rochester.
People can call 211 and apply for the aid.
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