Williams Responds To Nys Legislature Passing Eviction Moratorium

December 29th, 2020

Press Release

"I want to commend the state Legislature for passing a bill that will protect tenants struggling in a public health and economic crisis from eviction, and thank the advocates who have spent months fighting for the true blanket moratorium that New Yorkers across our city and state needed. For renters and owners alike, the lack of security or clarity has been debilitating, and passing this legislation is both morally imperative and economically vital.

"As crucial as this emergency measure is, it may ultimately be only a delay, not a prevention, of a looming mass eviction crisis if we do not continue to adapt and provide aid throughout this crisis and beyond. Now the Governor-- who has been able to circumvent the legislature for months and has recently weakened his own 'moratorium'-- must immediately sign this bill into law and provide security and relief for New Yorkers before their next rent check is due."

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