NY State And City Lawmakers Propose COVID-19 “Recovery Leases” For Small Businesses

Four New York lawmakers are proposing a new program to entice commercial landlords to renegotiate leases and offer long-term, Continue Reading →

Sen. Kavanagh And Advocates Announce Expanded Bill For COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Housing Committees, today introduced amendments to their legislation to create a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (S8140B / A10248A). Continue Reading →

The COVID-19 Crisis: NYS Legislators Urge Governor Cuomo To Extend Eviction Moratorium

A group of 56 New York State legislators urged Governor Cuomo to prevent an imminent mass housing crisis by extending the eviction moratorium order, protecting all tenants for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Continue Reading →

Statement By State Senator Brian Kavanagh On Violent Acts By Police Officers And Civil Unrest

The killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and the subsequent unrest in cities across the nation, including here in New York City, illustrate just how painful and deep the wounds are between communities of color and our police departments. Continue Reading →