New York State Eviction Moratorium
UPDATE: January 26, 2021
ALL evictions are delayed until at least February 26, 2021. Most evictions can be further delayed until at least May 1st, 2021, IF you sign and deliver a document called a Hardship Declaration.
- FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: You should sign a Hardship Declaration if you cannot pay your full rent because your income was reduced or your expenses increased during COVID-19.
- HOUSING INSECURITY: You should sign a Hardship Declaration if because of COVID-19, you would be unable to find new permanent housing.
- HEALTH-RELATED HARDSHIP: If you or a member of your household is over 65, disabled, or have a health problem, you should sign a Hardship Declaration if leaving your home and moving would be a risk to either you or someone in your household.
- If you have received eviction papers or already have an eviction case, do these two things:
1. Sign and send the Hardship Declaration to the court, AND
2. Send a copy to the landlord or landlord’s lawyer
- If your landlord has not yet tried to evict you, send the Declaration to your landlord or property manager.
- If you have already been served with an eviction warrant, but are still in your home, send the Declaration to the court AND your landlord, or bring it to court.
- ALSO, make sure you keep a copy of the Hardship Declaration for yourself to show the court.
SUBMITTING A HARDSHIP DECLARATION WILL DELAY YOUR EVICTION UNTIL MAY 1, 2021
If you have received eviction papers from your landlord or a court and you need help filling out a Hardship Declaration, please call us at 877-777-6152.