Legal Aid Society


City Orders Marshals to Suspend Evictions Indefinitely Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Legal Aid Society applauded the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) for suspending all residential evictions executed by City marshals, reports the Queens Daily Eagle.

Earlier this week, the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) suspended all eviction proceedings statewide but this moratorium did not include cases that were recently disposed of and transmitted to a marshal to execute.

“In a time of an unprecedented pandemic, which has already claimed the lives of over 100 people across this country, no one should be forced from their home and onto the street,” reads a statement from LAS.