NYC Renters Protest Housing Court Reopening Amid Coronavirus

Hundreds of tenants and renters rallied Monday outside newly opened Housing Courts across New York City to protest the end of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s eviction moratorium, which expired Saturday.

Housing advocates fear up to 50,000 new eviction cases could be filed after the moratorium lifts, spurring protesters to demand the eviction ban continue until the COVID-19 crisis ends.

“Housing is healthcare,” organizers from Housing Justice For All wrote in their online petition. “Right now it’s critical that every New Yorker is safely housed.”

A banner reading “Cancel rent Cuomo” hangs on a building on May 1, 2020 in the Crown Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) NEW YORK CITY — Hundreds of tenants and renters rallied Monday outside newly opened Housing Courts across […]

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