February 26, 2021

Lawsuit challenges New York eviction ban’s constitutionality

Five small landlords sue AG Leitia James over hardship declaration requirement

Blanket moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional.

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February 24, 2021

The Other Side of Rent Debt: Five Small-Time Landlords Who Are Stuck

Hardship fund for small landlords and homeowners

Thousands of small landlords who have had their finances fractured by a year of eviction moratoria

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February 24, 2021

A reckoning on rent

Eviction bans and the weakening of the rental market have made landlords less inclined to play hardball

Tenants owe landlords $57 billion. What happens when they don’t pay?

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February 11, 2021

Landlords hail relief bill as end of “cancel rent”

This bill does not purport to cancel rent, this bill pays the rent.

Newly amended legislation would distribute $1.3B in federal funds.

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February 11, 2021

NYC’s Small Landlords of Color Among Those Battling for Survival Amid Rent Moratorium

Large rent arrears mean owners are in default in majority Black neighborhoods.

Repeat of the foreclosure crisis with a disproportionate impact on Black and Hispanic landlords.

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January 28, 2021

Landlords increasingly turn to lawsuits against nonpaying retailers

As dues enter into millions, lawsuits are flooding in

It’s been nearly a year since the start of the pandemic — and for some retailers, that means it’s been […]

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January 27, 2021

Lawmakers one-up Cuomo with commercial eviction and foreclosure bill

Commercial tenants would not be required to disclose the amount of relief they have already received

Ban evictions of businesses with fewer than 50 employees until May 1

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January 21, 2021

Biden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures

President Joe Biden is extending federal limits on evictions through at least the end of March.

Biden is expected to move quickly to extend protections for renters, Bloomberg reported, and may sign an executive order within […]

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January 14, 2021

Landlord-tenant implications of New York’s new Covid Emergency Law

Provides no relief to landlords and mortgagees, no way to force the property to be income producing

If a tenant files a Hardship Declaration with an Owner, the Owner cannot bring an eviction proceeding before May 1, […]

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December 27, 2020

Albany strikes deal on eviction and foreclosure bill

Limits on ousting tenants will be in place until May 1

Cuomo had previously said he intended to extend existing legislation limiting evictions, portions of which were to expire at the […]

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December 24, 2020

Lawmakers rush to pass more limits on residential evictions

State lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the end of the year to significantly expand upon the existing limits on residential evictions.

Move comes hours after governor says current regime will be extended

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December 23, 2020

The Evictions Are Coming. Housing Activists Are Ready.

Orders to halt evictions in New York expire soon. What happens next?

“We have this big coalition of organizations that are working to put pressure on the landlords directly to reduce the […]

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December 04, 2020

Cuomo to ease requirements for rent relief

The funds were provided under the CARES Act and will be returned to the federal government if not spent by Dec. 30

$60M in funds will be returned to federal government if not used by Dec. 30 deadline

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December 01, 2020

Judge upholds city laws protecting non-paying businesses

A federal judge swept away a legal challenge to a package of bills designed to protect retail tenants during the pandemic.

Lawsuit sought to overturn laws signed in response to the pandemic

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November 30, 2020

Nearly 100 Basement Apartments Hit With Vacate Orders During Pandemic

HPD inspectors issued 95 vacate orders for illegal occupancy between March and October of this year.

Advocates say that the tenants living in an estimated tens of thousands of basement apartments represent some of the city’s […]

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November 25, 2020

First Tenant Evicted in NYC since the Pandemic Started. Here’s What It Means

Housing advocates said that any evictions taking place right now signals that we should expect more, even with COVID cases rising.

Marshals recently carried out the first legal residential eviction in New York City since the start of the pandemi

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November 04, 2020

Cuomo gives tenants 60 days to answer eviction notices

Landlord representatives decry continued lack of financial relief

The extension comes as a pause on Civil Court deadlines was about to run out — which would have opened […]

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October 27, 2020

Big landlords move to evict thousands of tenants despite COVID ban

They allow landlords to start eviction proceedings now & don’t require them to tell tenants about the protections that are available.

CDC rules say such tenants can’t be physically removed from their homes before the end of the year.

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October 16, 2020

Landlords less likely to take tenants to housing court because of the new rent laws?

Litigation against tenants is way down since the passage of the HSTPA last year

It’s been 16 months since the new rent laws were passed. What has the impact been on NYC rent-stabilized and […]

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October 10, 2020

Housing Court: New York evictions can resume Monday

Evictions may resume in New York on Oct. 12, but with “important caveats,”...

In a memo released Oct. 9, Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks said that residential evictions — including those for non-payment of […]

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October 10, 2020

3.7M renters may lose their homes due to eviction

Renters surveyed uncertain of ability to make rent, but industry rent data shows market-rate payments

Millions of renters believe they will be evicted from their homes in the next two months due to eviction, according […]

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October 05, 2020

$2.2T House stimulus package would ban evictions for 12 months

Bill faces headwinds from the Senate and White House

The first stimulus package, the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, passed with bipartisan support in March and helped stave off a […]

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October 02, 2020

Governor Cuomo’s ‘Moratorium’ on Evictions Won’t Really Stop Evictions

It’s “still full of loopholes,” as one lawyer put it

“It doesn’t stop evictions. It doesn’t stop cases from moving forward. It doesn’t stop landlords from filing cases…

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September 29, 2020

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio

Personal assets remain off-limits to landlords

It applies to restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, retailers subject to in-person restrictions, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo & piercing parlors.

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September 28, 2020

New York’s residential eviction protections extended through December

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order extending the Tenant Safe Harbor Act until Jan. 1, 2021.

The law prohibited courts from issuing eviction warrants for unpaid rent that was due from the beginning of the crisis […]

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September 24, 2020

Landlord-backed group raised funds to help renters

Project Parachute says philanthropies have added $3M to help New Yorkers facing eviction

Donors have added $3 million to a landlord-backed initiative begun in May to help some of the neediest New Yorkers […]

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September 21, 2020

Commercial evictions, foreclosures halted through October

The moratorium was set to expire Sept. 30, but the governor signed a new executive order

New York’s moratorium on commercial foreclosures and evictions will be in place until at least Oct. 20, Cuomo announced on […]

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September 18, 2020

Bracing for an ‘eviction tsunami’ after state and federal protections end

What happens when local and federal eviction bans lapse?

Many renters don’t even know CDC eviction protection is an option for them.

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September 18, 2020

Landlords lost about $9B in rental payments last quarter

Missed mortgage payments during the period totaled about $16B

Almost 11 million households were behind on rent or mortgage payments during the first three months of the pandemic.

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September 18, 2020

Eviction filings fall after Trump moratorium:

Data from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab shows that filings dropped in 16 cities during the second week of the month

Princeton University’s Eviction Lab finds drop in 16 cities

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September 04, 2020

Why an Eviction Ban Alone Won’t Prevent a Housing Crisis

Renters receive more relief, but there’s a looming problem for landlords, especially those who own just a few properties.

Eviction crisis has seemed increasingly likely this summer…

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September 04, 2020

Trump eviction moratorium closing emergency doors

In the order, the CDC says COVID-19 “presents a historic threat to public health”

New York’s rental housing providers have rounded on the Trump Administration after it introduced a new moratorium on…

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September 04, 2020

New York landlords and tenants blast CDC eviction ban

Washington allows for some evictions and could also call state and local legislation into question

Washington’s new eviction ban shocked landlords and tenants when it came not from the agencies that oversee housing…

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