Hochul plans special legislative session to address eviction crisis

New York’s eviction moratorium could be extended once again.

The ban is currently set to expire on Aug. 31, but Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday afternoon that she was in talks with the Legislature to hold a special session “to address the impending eviction crisis, given the Supreme Court’s decision.

“Our teams will be working through the weekend to address how best to deliver rent relief to renters and homeowners in need as quickly as possible,” she said.

The court overturned the federal eviction moratorium, which would have lasted until Oct. 3, in a ruling on Thursday. It also blocked part of New York’s Covid-19 Emergency Eviction

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