Queens lawmakers urge Cuomo to protect renters as eviction moratorium expires next month

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Renters are facing uncertainty as the eviction moratorium expires next month. Queens lawmakers are urging the governor to take action to protect New Yorkers.

The New York state freeze on evictions expires on Aug. 31. This moratorium has been extended several times throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but officials have not indicated there will be another extension.

Over $2 billion in rental assistance funds have been given to New York in the December 2020 coronavirus relief package and the American Rescue Plan. Tenants can request this relief through the Emergency Rental Relief Program (ERAP) application process, and eligible applicants can receive up to a year’s worth of unpaid rent and utilities.

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