FILE - Housing activists gather in front of Gov. Charlie Baker's house, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass. Renters are still being evicted during the coronavirus pandemic despite a federal order that is supposed to keep them in their homes. The nationwide eviction ban went into effect Sept. 4 and was supposed to replace many state and local bans that had expired. But tenant advocates said there are still people unaware of the directive implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that broadly prevents evictions for nonpayment of rent through the end of 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
(East Farmingdale, NY)- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced plans to sign an executive order to expand New York’s COVID Rent Relief Program. The rental assistance program was part of the Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 which set aside up to $100 million dollars from the Federal CARES Act to provide money to renters who lost income because of the pandemic. Cuomo said more details will be available in the coming days and that the state will be reopening the application window for participants.
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