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Cuomo to extend eviction ban as N.Y. lawmakers eye more actions

Cuomo to extend eviction ban as N.Y. lawmakers eye more actions
Democrats in the Legislature are planning a remote end-of-year session scheduled for Monday to pass protections for tenants and property owners that “goes much further than the current moratorium,” a source said.

Lawmakers have reached an agreement on a package of bills that will prevent evictions and provide small landlords and homeowners with similar protections from foreclosures, tax liens and credit discrimination, according to sources.Cuomo) The legislation will also afford homeowners similar protections from foreclosures and tax lien sales through July.“It’s still in place … through Sunday, so obviously we update these things as we go, and we’re not going to let anybody who’s evicted due to these circumstances be evicted,” DeRosa said during a remote briefing in Albany.At the moment, a collection of about-to-expire executive orders, federal eviction limits and a law passed over the summer called the Tenant Safe Harbor Act protect renters facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus crisis.

Housing and tenant advocates have repeatedly called on the state and lawmakers to enact a “blanket moratorium” to prevent evictions as Cuomo issued a patchwork of executive orders and extensions over the past ten months.Most Read “When did common sense leave government?

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