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Eviction Moratorium

see update on eviction moratorium

Update: The August 20th eviction moratorium for residential tenants is no longer in effect because of the Safe Harbor Act. (However, commercial tenants are still covered through August 20th.)

The Safe Harbor Act – landlords can file a nonpayment petition against tenants but cannot evict the tenant if they were financially affected by COVID


The eviction moratorium for NYC Residential and Commercial tenants was extended until August 20.

The housing courts are not accepting new eviction cases. Tenants with emergency situations can file illegal lock out cases and emergency HP Actions.

Some cases are moving forward electronically. seek legal advice before deciding to use email with the housing court.