New York clears thousands of rent-relief cases just before deadline

New York state met its deadline of clearing more than 4,800 rent-relief cases, just in the nick of time.

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which is running the Covid-19 pandemic rent-relief program, said it processed all 4,828 pending reviewed and verified cases “within the time frame designated last week.”

“While most of these cases will ultimately result in payment, others will have funding set aside in case the associated landlord has not yet opted to participate in the program, and they will be protected from eviction in the meantime,” said Justin Mason, a spokesman for the agency.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced July 26 that

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