CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 18:30 pm
As New York City's eviction moratorium expires for some people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities has warned that many low-income residents may face risk of eviction.
New York City's original moratorium on landlords evicting tenants for non-payment of rent concluded on June 20. It will be extended until August 20, but only for some people.
Antonio Garcia, director of the Preserving Housing program at Catholic Charities of New York, warned that many people in the city could be at risk of eviction. He said the moratorium will be extended for those who have received unemployment benefits from the government, but not others who have been affected by the pandemic, without collecting unemployment benefits.
"Nobody knows the magnitude of the problem yet, what we could see is a spike in people facing eviction in New York City," said Garcia, according to Net TV.