COVID-19 pandemic leads to rise in rental scams

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating uncertainty as eviction moratoriums come to an end, officials are warning renters about the uptick in rental scams targeted at New Yorkers desperately looking for affordable housing.

As moratorium ends, evictions predicted to go up

As an economic crisis continues coupling with the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that moratoriums on evictions are expiring soon which will lead to mass numbers of people who won’t have a place to live.

Activists and elected officials to Cuomo: sign Safe Harbor Act

Housing activists and elected officials want New York State Gov. Cuomo to do them a solid and pass reform to keep them home.

Millions in NYPD funding moving to NYCHA as part of new budget

Millions in funding will be shifted from the NYPD and to the New York City Housing Authority, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What you need to know

Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance.

Directions given to law enforcement on unlawful evictions during coronavirus pandemic

New York Attorney General Letitia James provided direction to law enforcement departments throughout the state so they have clear guidance on how to protect the public from unlawful evictions both during the coronavirus pandemic public health crisis and into the ...

Cuomo executive order freezes evictions, but New Yorkers want to freeze rent

For rent-burdened New Yorkers, last week’s news from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a start. Not the start they hoped for, but a start, nonetheless.

Rent relief in NY: Eviction moratoriums extended through August, Cuomo says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday eviction moratoriums have been extended another 60 days as the state continues to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Rent cancellation cries get louder, but low margin for error

The COVID-19 crisis has put a lot of New Yorkers out of work and left them without the income needed to make monthly rent.

CDC’s Prescription: Individual housing for homeless during COVID-19 and beyond

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their official guidance on COVID-19 to include sheltered homeless populations

De Blasio calls for NYC rent freeze, asks state to assist tenants

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called on the state and the city’s Rent Guidelines Board to assist those who may be struggling to pay their rent next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activists calling for May 1 rent strike

A new push by activists calls for all New Yorkers to withhold rent payments on May 1.

De Blasio proposes rent deferment for NYC tenants who lost income

New York City renters who have lost a source of income could be allowed to defer their rent payments under a proposal put forth by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday.

NYCHA in duress: maintenance workers, staffers say they need more equipment and PPEs

New York City Housing Authority leaders said they have close to 95,000 surgical masks on hand. Officials have said they’re distributing 90,000 of those masks to all operations departments.

NYCHA residents want workers to wear protective equipment

New York City Housing Authority residents in need of repairs are afraid to allow workers without protective equipment inside their homes.