For those who rent their homes and struggle to make ends meet, the thought of eviction is always a lingering thought. Although recent state-provided relief has helped many continue to make rent over the past months, many landlords have started to evict their tenants once again as funding for these programs has started to run out.
In New York, many want the governor to put more money into rent relief, states CBS New York. Even if this happens, many tenants may still need to wait months to receive funding for rent.
Many continue to sign up for rent relief
In New York, the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program originally received funding to help tenants but has run out of money, leaving many existing and new applicants frustrated. Even though this program has its application still open for tenants, and many applications for this rental assistance program every day, the program lacks enough funding to help those in need.
Rising rents contribute to the issue
One reason why evictions have started to rise is that rent prices are also steadily increasing. According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, from January to December of 2021 across the country, the average rent price increased by 16%.
Tenants in New York have certain protections to prevent unwarranted evictions and to avert the sudden loss of their homes. Those who have concerns about the threat of eviction or face eviction in the near future should learn what these protections are to protect their rights as a tenant.