Lawmakers, residents press for extension of eviction moratorium


With 40% of New York state’s eviction cases that were put on hold because of COVID-19 involving Bronx tenants before the eviction moratorium expired on Jan. 15, there is concern that the housing courts will soon be flooded and many residents could become homeless.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Jan. 12, Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, announced what had been expected for weeks — that she didn’t plan to extend the statewide ban on evictions that had been in place since late 2020.