ALBANY, N.Y. – New York has paid out nearly $400 million in rental assistance after Gov. Kathy Hochul named allocated pandemic aid one of her top priorities after taking her oath.
The amount of pandemic relief distributed has doubled in the past three weeks to $399 million. Hochuls says there will also be an additional $125 million available to middle-income renters who weren’t previously eligible starting Sept. 15. This includes renters in need who earn between 80% and 120% of the area median income.
"When I was sworn in as Governor just three weeks ago today, I made it clear that my top priority was to accelerate getting relief money out the door as quickly as possible to New Yorkers struggling from the economic devastation of the pandemic," Governor Hochul said. "While we are ramping up those efforts, our work still isn't done. We will continue to provide critical assistance to excluded workers, pandemic-affected households that have fallen behind on their rent, and the landlords who saw their rental income drop significantly during the global health crisis."
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