Mayor Eric Adams demanded Thursday that the federal authorities distribute an “immediate” infusion of extra funds to New Yorkers struggling to pay their lease, forward of the approaching expiration of the state’s eviction moratorium.
“I want to echo the call by Gov. Hochul and the New York congressional delegation urging the federal Treasury Department to make an immediate increase in federal rent relief program,” he mentioned throughout a press convention outdoors the Manhattan Civil Courthouse. “New Yorkers want reduction, and we are able to get that reduction.
“The federal government must help working people in this state,” Adams added. “We want the federal government to ensure they bring that relief.”
The mayor’s ask comes because the Empire State’s eviction moratorium — first carried out in Spring 2020 to assist tenants and landlords with COVID-19 pandemic-induced monetary hardship — is ready to run out on Saturday.
People protesting in opposition to evictions in Manhattan on January 12, 2022. Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto through ZUMA Press
In September, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a invoice that prolonged the state’s eviction moratorium by means of Jan. 15 after the state legislature the greenlit the measure throughout a particular session following the expiration of the federal moratorium in July.
The plea additionally follows Hochul asserting Tuesday that she’s requesting extra federal assist from President Biden for the state’s dried-up rental reduction program with the intention of clearing the roughly $1 billion backlog in its Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Gov. Kathy Hochul additionally introduced that she is asking for extra federal assist for the lease reduction program.Lev Radin/Pacific Press through ZUMA Press Wire
Specifically, Hochul revealed that she together with governors of California and New Jersey sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking for additional cash to states which have depleted their preliminary federal lease reduction funds.