NEW YORK (AP) — New York tenants and homeowners have lost some protection from eviction and foreclosure. The state on Saturday ended a nearly 2-year-old moratorium aimed at keeping New Yorkers from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates and landlords don’t expect a flood of evictions right away, as the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program still provides some eviction protection. Still, tenant advocate Joe Loonan says the state is setting the ground for a homelessness crisis over the next year. Landlords say it’s time to end the eviction ban. They argue that tenants can raise financial hardship claims in court.
Photo: FILE – Housing activists march across town toward New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, calling for an extension of pandemic-era eviction protections, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)