Every tenant in NY, regardless of immigration status, can apply for the state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting Tuesday, June 1st. The program will provide rent relief of up to 12 months of past due rent, and up to 3 additional months of assistance to New Yorkers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
New York State extended its Rent Relief Program because the original requirements were too narrow. Now more people can get the benefit
After reports of a tenant evicted by Marshals, here’s how that happened during the eviction moratorium and what that means for renters.
After four months, over half of all reviewed applications to New York's State Rent Relief Program have been denied and at least 60% of the money hasn't been distributed.
As New York State tried to provide rent relief to struggling tenants, data shows that only 16% of applicants were accepted in the program
The eviction moratorium is still on, but some rules in New York changed, spurring confusion for tenants and landlords. What you need to know:
Renters affected by the economic downturn say they received threatening documents and had their rents raised
Crowded homes, food insecurity, lack of access to healthcare and public assistance, and working in bludgeoned job sectors have made it more difficult for Latinx New Yorkers to weather the crisis.
The New York State Assembly approved this program to help families who are having trouble paying rent due to the pandemic. Users of our WhatsApp community asked us about the process, which is quite complicated. So here we try to explain it.