New Yorkers can apply for rent relief starting June 1, Cuomo says

The state’s long-awaited rent relief program will officially go live on June 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.

The $2.7 billion program, run by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, will assist renters with up to 12 months of past-due rent, three months of future rent and 12 months of utility bills, and the state expects it to serve between 170,000 and 200,000 households.

It will prioritize vulnerable New Yorkers who are unemployed or earn at or below 50% of area median income during the first 30 days, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis after that for as long as funds remain available. Households must spend

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