New York’s stalled rent relief program has started sending checks to a handful of landlords whose tenants have missed rent payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledging to pay every approved applicant by the end of August.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has issued just $1.2 million to landlords on behalf of low-income tenants who owe back rent, nearly four months after New York lawmakers allocated $2.7 billion in state and federal funding to the initiative. The looming end of state eviction protections on Aug. 31 has frustrated landlords and tenants alike, and fueled intense scrutiny of the program, which has accepted more than 160,000 applications since opening June 1.

Adi Talwar Buildings in the East Village. New York’s stalled rent relief program has started sending checks to a handful of landlords whose tenants have missed rent payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledging to pay every approved applicant by the end of […]

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