Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 Extended Through August 31, 2021

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submitted by Kevin Quinn, Esq. On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law an extension of the Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020.   The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until August 31, 2021.…

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Housing Unit Eviction Moratorium Guide 

submitted by Megan Poynter, Law Student updated January 26, 2021 New York State Specific Policy New York State Senate, Bill Number S.9114/A.11181 https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-covid-19-emergency-eviction-and-foreclosure-prevention-act-2020 On December 28, 2020 Governor Cuomo signed the Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020. This act prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination, and negative credit reporting related to…

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Foreclosures During COVID-19

Update on December 22, 2020:  FHA extended its moratorium on new and existing foreclosures to February 28, 2021. See below for the HUD press release. FHA Extends Options for Single Family Borrowers Financially Impacted by COVID-19 | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUD No. 20-214 HUD Public Affairs (202) 708-0685:…

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State of Mortgage Foreclosures in Western New York: October 2020

submitted by F. Alex Fehrman, Esq. With COVID-19 still impacting our community, and likely to have a long-term impact on many people as we move forward, it is likely that multiple people are or will soon be facing mortgage foreclosure as a result of a newly found financial hardship. As courts continue to reopen and…

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CELJ Opposes Proposed Rule Discriminating Against Transgender Individuals in Homeless Shelters

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submitted by Christopher Phillips, Esq. On July 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule, entitled Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs.  The proposed rule would permit emergency homeless shelters to admit individuals based solely on their biological…

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New York’s Tenant Safe Harbor Act

submitted by Kevin M. Quinn On June 30, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York Tenant Safe Harbor Act (the Act), which provides further protections to tenants suffering from financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act prohibits courts from ever evicting residential tenants who failed to pay their rent during the…

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