Presently, all tenants within New York State are protected from any and all evictions.
Tenants who can prove they did not pay rent because of a COVID-19 related financial hardship or individuals who qualified for unemployment insurance may be protected from eviction after June 20 *please see update below*.
Having the virus or family members sick is not qualification, the individual must have sustained financial hardship because of the virus. The onus is upon the individual to document and prove they are exempt from eviction because of a financial hardship related to Covid-19. After June 20, 2020 a landlord may initiate eviction proceedings for non-payment or lease infractions and individuals with a warrant of eviction on hold, because of COVID-19, may now be evicted after June 20, 2020.
There is no national or state-wide program offering rent forgiveness. You most likely will still be required to pay you current and back-owed rent.
If you find yourself in a position where you have been having problems keeping up with rent since COVID-19, please contact us at (518) 459-6422 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set you up with an advocate so you can create a plan to help you address this situation.
The moratorium has continued until August 20th.