Cuomo overhauls COVID rent relief program in wake of criticism and fears of flood of evictions

Gov. Cuomo is overhauling the state’s problem-plagued COVID rental assistance program, a day after the Daily News highlighted issues facing financially-strapped renters and landlords alike.

Officials are relaxing documentation standards for both tenants and landlords and making it easier for building owners with several tenants behind on payments to make claims as the end of the state’s eviction moratorium approaches at the end of August.

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is overhauling the state’s problem-plagued COVID rental assistance program, a day after the Daily News highlighted issues facing financially-strapped renters and landlords alike.

Officials are relaxing documentation standards for both tenants and landlords and making it easier for building owners with several tenants behind on payments […]

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