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New York Evictions Pause Nears End With Congress Divided on Aid

July 29, 2020, 10:31 AM

New York’s expiring moratorium on evictions is fueling concerns that the state’s efforts to help struggling renters could fall short without more federal government help.

Lawmakers in New York want to lengthen an eviction freeze set to expire Aug. 20 by as much as year. But the program has been limited, providing only $100 million statewide paid directly to landlords.

If the federal government doesn’t come up with billions of dollars for renters, New York’s eviction moratorium will only put off a likely wave of evictions from landlords needing to get paid, said Jonathan Fox, the director of the New ...