By: Michael L. Moskowitz and Michele K. Jaspan

Governor Kathy Hochul allowed the moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures for New York State to expire on January 15, 2022, noting it was never intended to be permanent. The statewide moratorium was extended several times since it was first passed in the early days of the pandemic. For now, tenants can still file for eviction protection and rent relief with the state Office of Temporary Disability Assistance.