With the eviction moratorium ending Tuesday, many renters and landlords are trying to figure out what to do next.
Individuals with the City Tenant Union of Rochester are saying the economy is recovering incredibly slowly, the Delta variant us spreading, and with eviction looming ahead it’s becoming too hard to manage caring for themselves as well as finding a job.
Landlords voice concern for the city as they sell of properties they can no longer afford, worried that the people purchasing them won’t maintain them.
Both sides agreed that the best solution was to get the rental assistance out to those that needed it, but the process has been minimally improved and people still aren’t receiving the money before the deadline.
Part of the issue is proving hardship with documentation; some people experience hardship but are unable to prove it.
Property managers encourage renters to have open communication with their landlords to try to work out a way to get past this and pay back rent.
The lack of affordable housing has been an issue even before the pandemic, and now the issue is even worse.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected]