Biden eviction ban leaves landlords underwater: There are ‘no answers for us’
New York landlord $50,000 in debt from employed tenant refusing to pay rent
A New York landlord said Wednesday the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium has left her $50,000 in the hole as her tenant, who has been employed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, refuses to make rent payments.
Long Island homeowner Suzanne Antolini told “America’s Newsroom” she’s “exhausted all avenues” trying to get help since her tenant stopped paying rent in March of 2020.
“He continues to stay in our home not paying rent and doesn’t seem to have any plans to leave due to the moratorium that is currently in place,” Antolini told Dana Perino. “He has been gainfully employed this entire time and is just choosing not to make his payments.“
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s temporary ban halts evictions until Oct. 3, replacing a previous moratorium that was set to expire July 31.
Antolini said local and state legislators have no answers for her situation, and she is not allowed to go to court.