Did you lose your job due to the pandemic? Are you struggling to find appropriate work in the Capital Region so that you can live, eat and pay the rent? On Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have given you more time to get on your feet by extending the eviction moratorium until October 3, 2021. According to the Times Union, the ban announced Tuesday could help keep over 3 million in their homes.

The eviction moratorium was created to help keep New Yorkers in their homes and out of homeless shelters. If we could allow residents to shelter at home, even after the loss of a job, we would help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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The latest CDC order states that evictions based on failure to pay the rent or mortgage could be detrimental to public health. This order applies in United States counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of the virus.

This is a day of extraordinary relief. The imminent fear of eviction and being put out on the street has been lifted for countless families across America. Help is Here! - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 

What happens to landlords that own these apartments, condominiums and houses? How do they make payments to the bank if they can't get rent payments from their tenants? According to President Biden, there is as much as $47 billion, available to help both sides of this situation. One issue is the slow pace of local government. The money is there. It just has to be allocated.

Back in December of 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, which has now been extended to August 31, 2021. This suspended eviction proceedings and pending eviction orders. New Yorkers need to file a hardship declaration the act to your landlord, the court or a marshal.

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