New York Set To Reopen Pandemic Rent Aid Applications

January 9, 2022

After a temporary halt in November, New Yorkers now have the opportunity again to apply for pandemic rental aid and temporary protection from eviction under a state court order issued. In order to start this backup, Governor Hochul asked the federal government for as much as $1 billion in extra rental aid, but, the U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Housing Team told New York officials in an email that the state would only receive $27 million. However, according to State Supreme Court Judge Lynn Kotler, the judge, pointed out that New York could apply for more federal funds in March 2022.

Judge Lynn Kotler stated: “Such concerns cannot outweigh petitioners’ potential evictions from their homes and due process to participate in a federal assistance program passed for their benefit in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

Source: 13 WHAM

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