Legal Aid Society


14,000 Households Across NYC Face Likely Eviction as Statewide Moratorium Expires

The Legal Aid Society today urged New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to extend the statewide eviction moratorium – which expires Wednesday night – to protect at least 14,000 households in New York City from likely eviction, as reported by The Real Deal.

According to the New York City Department of Social Services, the City has identified more than 14,000 households that received a warrant of eviction before the pandemic this past March and are vulnerable to possible City Marshal enforcement should the moratorium expire.

“Wednesday is the worst possible drop-dead date. It’s honestly pretty shocking that every neighboring state has a longer eviction moratorium than we do. I thought we were coordinating,” said Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society.