I can't tell you that the pandemic is over or even coming to a close but with increased vaccination rates New York and the government feel confident that we can start getting back to normal. That includes attending concerts, going back to work and soon, paying your rent.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the residential eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021. This means renters cannot be evicted for failure to make payments. The moratorium was supposed to end on June 30 but even with more time the CDC says this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.

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This is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. - CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky 

Back in September of 2020 the original intent of the eviction moratorium was to assist those residents that lost their jobs and couldn't afford their rent payments any longer. The moratorium has since been extended 4 times, including today's extension.

One concern is that, once landlords are allowed to proceed with evictions, we will suddenly see a large number of people with nowhere to live. This could force overcrowding at homeless shelters for example and potentially at risk as the pandemic is still considered a threat.

Now that the renters have another extension the question becomes, what are landlords supposed to do until August?

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