As of Monday March 16, 2020, eviction proceedings and pending orders will be suspended statewide until further notice. Housing court functions such as landlord lockouts, repair orders, and serious code violations will continue.
As of Thursday March 19, 2020, New York has implemented a 90-day foreclosure moratorium and mortgage relief period for owners who can demonstrate they are not able to make timely payments due to the impact of the virus.
Having Difficulty With Your Housing?
Tenants Rights Hotline by Met Council – 212-979-0611 (ingles y espanol) or more info
NYC Tenants’ Rights During COVID-19 Emergency – Resource created by some lawyers at Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) NYC – Link
Report attempted evictions – Anyone with knowledge of City marshals attempting to execute on warrants of eviction can report this activity by calling DOI’s Bureau of City Marshals at (212) 825-5953.
COVID Rent Relief
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) opens the application process for the NYS COVID Rent Relief Program, which will provide up to $100 million in rental assistance to tenants throughout the state. Applications must be submitted online or by mail by July 30.
Applications are being accepted through July 30, 2020. The State Division of Homes and Community Renewal] will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
Tenants may apply online at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP
Applicants must provide the following
- A copy of a lease or other proof of monthly rental amount; and
- Proof of the household’s gross income, both prior to March 1, 2020 and at present (including paystubs, employer letters, and federal/state tax returns).
The COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center-833-499-0381 is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Email enquires may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.