119K New Yorkers applied for rent relief, but advocates worry it's not enough

New York’s second attempt at a rent-relief program received about 119,000 applications during its first month—91,500 of which came from the city.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, run by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, started accepting applications on June 1 from both landlords and tenants. On Thursday the OTDA released its first batch of data on the program. It showed that 119,209 applications came in across the state through June 29; 91,457 applications were from the city. This represented the majority of applications by an incredibly wide margin; Buffalo came in a distant second with 4,003 applications.

The report only has information about the number of submitted applications so far; the OTDA has not released information about the

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