Gov. Kathy Hochul signs bill extending eviction moratorium through Jan. 15

ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill that will extend the state’s eviction moratorium through Jan. 15 on Thursday, following its approval by the state Legislature in a special session called by the governor to reactivate the law after it expired earlier this week.

“The pandemic has created unimaginable anxiety for families and business owners who have lost income and are struggling to pay the rent every month,” said Hochul in a statement.

“To help remedy the Supreme Court’s heartless decisions striking down the New York and the Biden administration’s moratoriums on evictions, we are enacting a new moratorium on residential and commercial evictions and extending the protections of New York’s Safe Harbor Act to January 15. These steps will alleviate the crisis facing vulnerable New Yorkers who are suffering through no fault of their own.”

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