Housing

The Last Stand March for Relief at Foley Square on March 31, 2021.
A quick deal gives Democratic lawmakers four more months to figure out how to avoid a potential tidal wave of residential and commercial evictions.
The Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side
The plan is enmeshed in state budget negotiations, with a gap between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris.
The "Abolition Living Room" created by protestors
The number of renters suffering hardships due to COVID-19 and seeking moratoriums on their rent through May 1, has more than tripled.
NYC has become overly reliant on a limited number of nonprofits
The New York Times’ bombshell report about one of the city’s biggest homeless shelter providers points to its inability to hold shelter operators accountable for their troubling behavior.
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.
The new law is a temporary patch until lawmakers find a real solution.
State Senate Housing Committee Chair Brian Kavanagh
Lawmakers and activists say a new eviction moratorium is the first step in a wider 2021 effort.
The NYCHA Howard Houses in Brooklyn.
It could help prevent spikes in coronavirus cases as people spend more time indoors this winter.
SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan.
While most expressed at least theoretical support, missing details prevent them from fully committing.
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.
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