It happened: Governor Hochul let the state-wide eviction moratorium lapse on Saturday, January 15, placing hundreds of thousands of families at risk of eviction once the housing courts open back up this Tuesday. MLK said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” This fight is not over!
There are still some COVID-related protections that may apply to you. See Right to Counsel’s FAQ page for more info about your rights and eviction protections during this unending crisis.
What to keep in mind now:
- Do not self-evict! Do not move out! Stay and fight for your home. #StayAndFightEviction We will fight alongside you. Get in touch with us to learn more about counsel and legal advice, on the ground eviction defense, and other strategies for protecting your home.
- Apply for New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). If you apply for ERAP, your landlord cannot start a new eviction case against you and any current eviction case will be paused while you wait for your ERAP application to be processed.
- Have questions about how the end of the eviction moratorium impacts you? Worried about landlord harassment? Have an upcoming court date? Want to know how to best support fellow-tenants? Join our next Collective Advice meeting, Thursday, January 20th, from 6:00pm-6:45pm. Click the link to join.
- General Membership Meeting Thursday, January 20th, 7:00pm-8:30pm: We’ll focus on the end of the moratorium, what an eviction defense is, and how we as a union can coordinate and support actions to keep each other in our homes! Click the link to join.
For further information:
- For questions about Housing Court, call Housing Court Answers at 212-962-4795 or 718-557-1379 from Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
- For legal representation, call Right to Counsel at 718-557-1379 or 212-962-4795 from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm to get connected to a Right to Counsel attorney.