ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Monday, extending the ban on residential evictions through Jan. 1, 2021.
The order extends protections under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which states that renters cannot be evicted if experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW: The State moratorium on COVID-related residential evictions will be extended until January 1, 2021.
We must do all we can to provide stability to New Yorkers who are struggling financially so they will not be forced from their homes as a result of COVID.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 28, 2020
"As New York continues to fight the pandemic, we want to make sure New Yorkers who are still struggling financially will not be forced from their homes as a result of COVID," said Cuomo. "We are extending the protections of the Safe Harbor Act through Jan. 1 because we want tenants to have fundamental stability in their lives as we recover from this crisis."
Previous executive orders have also prohibited late fees, and allowed renters to use security deposits as payments during the pandemic.
Earlier this month, Cuomo extended the suspension of commercial eviction through Oct. 20.