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New York State Senate expected to pass eviction moratorium legislation on Monday

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 14:44:40-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Senate is expected to pass what it calls "the strongest eviction moratorium legislation in the country" during a special session on Monday.

According to the bill, any pending eviction proceedings, or any commenced within 30 days of the bill becoming law, will be stayed for at least 60 days to give tenants an opportunity to submit the hardship declaration.

“The bill advanced by the Senate Majority will help ensure New York tenants, homeowners, and small landlords will not have to fear being kicked out of their homes if they’ve been impacted by this pandemic and economic crisis,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) said. “I commend Senate Housing Committee Chair, Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-New York) for his leadership on this issue, and my Senate Majority colleagues for taking this historic action. We will continue to lead New York State forward during this crisis and provide real relief to help New Yorkers in need.”

You can read more about the bill by clicking here.