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New York’s pandemic-era eviction moratorium expires

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Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 9:28 AM EST
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NEW YORK (AP) - New York tenants and homeowners have lost some protection from eviction and foreclosure.

The state on Saturday ended a nearly 2-year-old moratorium aimed at keeping New Yorkers from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Advocates and landlords don’t expect a flood of evictions right away, as the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program still provides some eviction protection.

Still, tenant advocate Joe Loonan says the state is setting the ground for a homelessness crisis over the next year. Landlords say it’s time to end the eviction ban.

They argue that tenants can raise financial hardship claims in court.

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