Mass evictions in New York may loom without rent, mortgage relief

May 15, 2020

Many of those unable to pay monthly rent or mortgage payments are at the mercy of the state and federal governments as the potential for mass evictions looms when the pandemic subsides.

A moratorium preventing landlords from filing eviction notices in court remains in place in New York, but does not protect tenants from having to pay all rent that is due when the moratorium is lifted, said David Crossman, an attorney and housing specialist at the Legal Aid Society Northeastern New York.

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