Thousands in Rent Debt, No End In Sight: Five New Yorkers’ Stories

The law was a tremendous relief for renters who are struggling or flat-out unable to pay their rent as they await federal aid. But behind the state’s latest eviction moratorium is a percolating crisis of rent debt.

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Last month, the New York State Legislature approved an emergency bill to ban evictions for at least two months — preventing thousands of New Yorkers from being booted during the winter amid a raging pandemic. The law was a tremendous relief for renters who are struggling or flat-out unable […]

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  1. This was an informative article from the renters perspective. What about an equal informative article from landlord perspective? We do not all own hedge funds. We are everyday mom-and-pop New Yorkers that are struggling. When we can’t collect rent because of these “bans”, we can’t pay our property taxes. When we can’t pay property taxes, services get cut and this affects renters also. There is a verifiable and legitimate need for rental assistance. Killing landlord’s isn’t the solution.

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