Housing

Activists hang a cancel rent sign in New York City on August 6, 2020.
The Trump administration paused evictions until the end of the year, but it won’t cover all New Yorkers.
A number of quality-of-life complaints were made by residents in the neighborhoods where homeless people were transferred to during the height of the coronavirus crisis, such as the Upper West Side and Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan.
Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement, it’s unclear what the city will do to help homeless New Yorkers.
The Belleclaire Hotel on the Upper West Side.
Affluent neighborhoods should help solve homelessness.
Buildings overlooking Battery Park in the Financial District of Manhattan.
Upzone commercial areas to allow more housing in them.
People participate in a protest calling on New York to cancel rent outside of a New York Civil Court in Brooklyn on July 7, 2020.
A patchwork of guidance can be hard to understand for renters and landlords as housing courts reopen.
People participate in a protest calling on New York to cancel rent outside of a New York Civil Court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 7th.
To protect Black lives, extend the halt on all evictions.
Tenants are pledging not to pay rent in an effort to spur action from the New York government.
Federal aid is likely needed to make rent or mortgage cancelation feasible.
Lawmakers and housing advocates are calling for rent cancelation in New York.
A bill in the state Legislature would offer rent relief for struggling tenants, but landlords would be affected too.
State Senator Michael Gianaris
Gianaris and Niou want to cancel rent for tenants hit by coronavirus.
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi was one of the lawmakers to call for a halt in evictions.
Many argue that evictions during this public health crisis could lead to more people contracting the coronavirus.
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