|Our offices may be closed to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, but we’ve been hard at work (remotely) fielding many questions about paying rent and the evictions moratorium. Here’s what you need to know.|
|There is a statewide evictions moratorium for all residential and commercial tenants. The eviction moratorium means you cannot be evicted.|
Rent has not been suspended. We know that unless tenants take collective action to #CancelRent now, Housing Court will simply reopen at the end of the moratorium with a surge of evictions.
Tenants are taking action and you can, too. Members of your community are signing the petition to #CancelRent, writing to elected officials, calling Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390, and sharing their COVID-19 rent stories.
Free legal advice is available. Our legal non-profit partners have released a detailed FAQ for residential tenants and a similar FAQ for commercial tenants.
Rent strikes are a powerful tactic. Check out this toolkit to learn more about the history of rent strikes and help organize with your neighbors. If you are interested in organizing a rent strike or other building-wide action, call (212) 228-8210 or email email@example.com to speak with a housing organizer about the issues you and your building are facing.
|Sign the Rent Suspension Petition|