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NY lawmakers push for more eviction, mortgage relief

WHECTV
Updated: July 12, 2020 07:53 AM
Created: July 12, 2020 07:49 AM

(WHEC) — State lawmakers are pushing more legislation to help New Yorkers keep their homes.

According to the Times Union, Democratic legislators have joined affordable housing advocates on Friday to present three new bills that would help prevent tenants from evictions. The bills would eliminate rent and mortgage debt for unemployed tenants and homeowners. It would also provide instant relief to re-house homeless people in New York. 

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The state has already approved $100 million in housing vouchers for people that have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and passed a bill to prevent evictions as long as business restrictions are still in place.

Advocates and lawmakers say those measures don't go far enough in preventing an eviction crisis.


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