October 18, 2021

With landlords living in their cars, RSA takes another swing at dismantling eviction moratorium

Small property owners throughout the state having their personal lives

The Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) has filed an amended complaint

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October 12, 2021

$125M for landlords with delinquent tenants now up for grabs

Tenants refused to apply for ERAP or vacated the apartment with outstanding arrears.

Funds are first-come, first-served

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October 06, 2021

Why These New Yorkers Stopped Paying Rent

Tenants owe more than $256,000

Tenants withholding rent until the landlord forgives the debt

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October 04, 2021

Landlords find way around housing court backlog

Landlord would be subject to criminal charges, which in theory could mean a five-year prison sentence.

As nonpayment cases pile up, owners pursue money judgments in civil court

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October 01, 2021

New York Went From Worst to Best At Handing Out Rent Relief

Paid out to more than 40,000 households.

As of September 22, the state has allocated $1.6 billion in federal funds

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September 22, 2021

Housing court is back — with boundaries

As many as six courtrooms will hear two to six cases per hour,

In-person appearances on tap as courts dismiss warnings of “sickness and death”

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September 14, 2021

After huge head start for rest of US, NY now ranks 1st in rent relief rollout

Treasury tried a new approach to get money out the door

Gov. Kathy Hochul touts $1.2B set aside for landlords, with $399M paid out

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September 03, 2021

Legislature passes new eviction moratorium

Moratorium extened to January 15, 2022

State legislature passed an extension on the state’s eviction moratorium

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September 01, 2021

Here’s NY’s new eviction policy — and why it may be struck down

Lawyers say the proposed workaround won’t cut it

Draft legislation does not make tenants produce evidence of hardship

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August 27, 2021

The rent is finally due: Supreme Court ends moratorium

Justices rule Biden’s eviction ban unconstitutional

Justices rule Biden’s eviction ban unconstitutional

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August 27, 2021

New York landlords see no saving grace in return of evictions

Judgment day is coming for New York tenants: Landlords, owed more than $3 billion in back rent, may once again be able to file evictions.

Without rent relief, property owners weigh whether to wait or sell

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August 25, 2021

As rent relief finally flows, landlords hold criticism over fear of reprisal

Bank account of one Bronx landlord with over $1 million in arrears

Frustration with NY’s rental assistance program endures, but owners worry speaking out could impact their applications

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August 24, 2021

Kathy Hochul pledges to speed up rent relief rollout

Newly sworn-in governor plans to hire additional staff to process applications and identify holdups

“I am not at all satisfied with the pace that this COVID relief is getting out the door,”

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August 21, 2021

Back in business: City marshals prep for wave of eviction orders

At least 40 tenants have been evicted this year despite the state moratorium

Hundreds of new eviction cases were filed last week after a court ruling weakened the state moratorium

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August 19, 2021

Albany better move fast to get federal funds to tenants and landlords

Of the state’s $2.6 billion in federal rent-bailout money, less than $100 million has been doled ou

Billions of dollars have yet to be distributed by the state to help renters and landlords

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August 17, 2021

Landlords and Tenants Worry About Effects of Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

$2 billion rental assistance program aimed at helping tenants pay their landlords has given funds to fewer than 5 percent of applicants since its start in June.

Landlords could technically start filing suits immediately to evict tenants

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August 13, 2021

Supreme Court Blocks Part of New York’s Eviction Moratorium

The law does not relieve tenants of their obligation to pay rent or block lawsuits for unpaid rents.

A provision that instructed housing judges not to evict tenants who have been found to have suffered financial hardship.

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August 12, 2021

Rent relief will miss eviction moratorium deadline for many

Three weeks before protection ends, only 4% of aid has reached New Yorkers

Tenant applications for over $460 million in aid had been approved but were awaiting landlord participation

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August 12, 2021

New York landlords see no saving grace in return of evictions

Tenants with rental arrears pay what they can when they have it

Without rent relief, property owners weigh whether to wait or sell

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August 11, 2021

Billions in allotted rent aid hasn’t gone out

$3 billion of the $46.6 billion Congress allotted in rent relief has reached those who need it

Local logjams have meant just $3B of $47B has been sent to tenants, landlords

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July 27, 2021

City program could supplement state rent relief — if next mayor signs off

mayor to expand and strengthen an existing program that offers one-time assistance to tenants with rent arrears.

One Shot Deal funds $150M in rent arrears each year; a progressive think tank wants Eric Adams to double that

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July 27, 2021

NY rent relief rollout slowly inches forward as evictions loom

The state has a $2.7 billion pot of funds to be distributed, but only a tiny sum has made its way to landlords since applications finally opened June 1

State has distributed just $117K in rent relief from $2.7B pot, with 160K applications filed

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July 14, 2021

For Smaller Landlords, Rent Moratoriums Just Pass The Payment Buck Up The Chain

But it’s been a long time coming, and many landlords aren’t happy

When it expires, renters will have to start paying again, or risk eviction and court

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July 11, 2021

A Landlord Says Her Tenants Are Terrorizing Her. She Can’t Evict Them

Her tenants curse and spit at her and owe more than $23,000 in rent

Eviction moratorium keeps them from being kicked out

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July 01, 2021

Supreme Court declines to lift CDC eviction ban

In a 5-to-4 ruling late Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to vacate the ban

Split-court ruling means landlords must endure for at least another month

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June 22, 2021

Rent Relief Has Arrived. Here’s How Landlords and Tenants Can Claim It.

Depending on your tenants’ income, they may be eligible for rent relief through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

A new rent assistance fund began accepting applications this month

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June 14, 2021

Dear Mr. President: Landlords urge Biden to let eviction ban expire

Twelve organizations representing landlords, brokers and developers sent a letter to President Biden on Friday

Federal moratorium set to end June 30; but tenant advocates maintain wave of evictions will follow

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June 10, 2021

Battle Over Rent Hikes Turns to Who’s Suffered More: Tenants or Landlords?

Landlords are making a last-ditch argument that helping tenants in need is the job of the government

The overall jump in expenses: 15%.

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May 25, 2021

New York rent relief applications open June 1

The state legislature approved the $2.7Bprogram in the budget that passed in early AprilThe state legislature approved the $2.7B program in the budget that passed in early April

Program will allocate $2.7B to tenants, landlords hit hard by pandemic

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May 17, 2021

Where the lawsuits challenging NY’s 2019 rent law stand

Fighting an uphill battle, plaintiffs set their eyes on a sympathetic Supreme Court

Five separate suits challenging the law’s constitutionality are still taking up space on court dockets.

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May 13, 2021

New York’s rent relief site goes live — without applications

Benefits include up to 12 months of rental arrears

New York’s rent relief site goes live — without applications New site has information on rental relief program

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May 12, 2021

City expands free legal services for tenants, fearing eviction rush

New York renters will have another lifeline when the statewide eviction moratorium sunsets.

Mayor signs bill giving representation to all low-income renters facing eviction

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May 11, 2021

Federal guidelines could complicate state’s rent relief rollout

It is unclear how the state will need to revise its program based on the new guidelines

State must offer funds directly to tenants if landlords choose not to participate in the program

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May 05, 2021

Rent relief hinges on dwindling goodwill

Landlords who accept it can’t evict a paying tenant for a year

New York landlords and tenants will gain access to $2.3 billion in federal aid allocated by the state.

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May 03, 2021

New York votes to extend eviction ban through August

Certain residential and commercial tenants can now avoid eviction until at least Aug. 31.

Frustrated landlords demand Albany get rent aid out the door

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May 01, 2021

Albany Appears Poised To Extend Eviction Moratorium Again

Albany legislators are expected to vote Monday to extend the state’s eviction moratorium until August 31s

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April 27, 2021

Lawmakers to extend eviction, foreclosure protections through August

Landlords argue state lacks rational for extension

The extender bill is expected to go to a full vote in the Senate and Assembly later this week.

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April 13, 2021

What Does The Eviction Moratorium Mean For Landlords?

On March 31, the CDC sent out a message: it was extending its moratorium on residential evictions until June 30, 2021

Small landlords in the NYC area to find out what this means for them.

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April 08, 2021

NY close to approving $2.4B rent relief bill — but its rollout will be the real test.

Landlord, tenant groups voice concerns about certain provisions.

Newly bill, would bar evictions and rent increases for one year in cases where landlords accept aid.

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April 01, 2021

Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means

New York has $2.3 billion from the federal government

Albany finally have the big bucks to pass a substantial relief program as part of the state budget

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March 30, 2021

CDC extends eviction moratorium until June 30

The federal ban on evictions has been extended yet again, bringing relief to tens of millions of renters struggling to catch up.

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March 29, 2021

My Tenant Won’t Pay, but Won’t Go. What Can I Do?

Most residential tenants fill out a hardship declaration.

There are no easy options when it comes to collecting back rent these days, so landlords would be wise to […]

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March 25, 2021

NY’s Second Round Of Rent Relief Only Distributes $7 Million Of $60 Million Available

It’s estimated that between 800,000 to 1.2 million households in New York collectively owe more than $2 billion in rent

Second Round of Rent Relief Reached Even Fewer People Than First

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March 24, 2021

From bad to worse: Rent relief program still failing to reach New Yorkers

New York has paid out just $7 million out of $60 million available for struggling tenants

Barely 1% of tenants owing rent have received aid in second round

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March 12, 2021

Commercial eviction moratorium expanded, extended through May

Cuomo first announced a State moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 last year for a period of 90 days.

The state legislature is set to extend the eviction moratorium on small businesses and landlords with fewer than 10 apartment […]

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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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