Ban on residential evictions should last through end of January, bill says

Two Democratic state lawmakers want New York’s eviction ban to stretch into January.

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Sen. Brad Hoylman would ban evictions for residential tenants who have suffered financially because of the pandemic through Jan. 31 by reinstating the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which had previously ended on June 15 when then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted the state’s remaining Covid-19 restrictions, according to Dinowitz’s office.

The Covid-19 Emergency Eviction Foreclosure and Prevention Act, a separate bill, put a moratorium on New York evictions until Aug. 31.

“I think we should do everything we can to prevent evictions during a time period when

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