Cuomo extends residential tenant eviction protection through January

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the residential tenant eviction protection has been extended to Jan. 1, 2021.

It had been set to expire Oct. 1.

The state's Tenant Safe Harbor Act protects tenants from COVID-related residential evictions and foreclosures if they are suffering financil hardship amid the pandemic.

 "As New York continues to fight the pandemic, we want to make sure New Yorkers who are still struggling financially will not be forced from their homes as a result of COVID," Cuomo said. "We want tenants to have fundamental stability in their lives as we recover from this crisis."