Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday New York renters cannot be kicked out of their homes for failing to pay rent until Aug. 20.
"The No. 1 issue that people talk to me about probably is rent, and fear about being able to pay their rent, and this just takes that issue off the table until August 20," he said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
Cuomo extended for another two months his 90-day suspension of evictions in the state — issued in March and set to expire in June.
Cuomo said that landlords who face utility bills and mortgages can turn to banks and federal programming for help.
He also said that officials will ban any late-payment fees and allow renters to use their security deposits as payment.
"Everyone is just making do, and everyone has hardships," he said during his daily briefing Thursday. "We just want to make sure the people who are most vulnerable are protected."