Renters face uncertainty as the eviction moratorium expires and billions in ERAP funding have yet to be distributed

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The eviction moratorium that has protected many renters from facing housing uncertainty is expiring next week, Aug. 31, putting many at risk. 

New York imposed an eviction moratorium in March of 2020, allowing those who suffered financial losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic to stay in their homes. The moratorium has been extended multiple times. However, the deadline is fast approaching, and another extension at this point is unlikely. 

Frequent protests have urged state lawmakers to reconvene and extend the moratorium, especially as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funding has lagged in distribution to many in need. 

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