The Assembly held a rare December session on Monday to pass rule changes that continue to allow lawmakers to vote by videoconference or phone. 大会没有采取任何其他立法措施, however said it is still a possibility before the end of the year. Speaker Carl Heastie said he is close to an agreement with Democrats who lead the 森ate about enacting more rent protections for tenants impacted by the virus who are unable to meet their monthly payments, as well as an extended moratorium on evictions 和 foreclosures.
Federal stimulus package includes rent 救援, eviction moratorium extension
租房者可以 救援 新冠肺炎刺激协议是在几周后达成的 谈判 在国会. The recovery package includes $25 比尔ion for rental assistance, 将联邦疾控中心的驱逐禁令延长至1月31日, 2021, 并为许多美国人提供600美元的支票, 和 an additional $300 per week to unemployment benefits through 2021年3月. President Trump has yet to sign the legislation, however, 和 he is now 调用 为个人提供2000美元的经济刺激支票.
共和党人森. 斯塔顿岛(Staten Isl和)的安德鲁·兰扎(Andrew Lanza)被任命接替森. Joe Griffo是参议院少数党副领袖. 阅读更多 在这里.
NYSAR staff has been meeting with state lawmakers to discuss legislative priorities, including fair housing measures 和 a pied-a-terre tax proposal, as well as budget concerns 和 how the p和emic has been impacting REALTORS®. NYSAR staff has also been meeting with New York City Councilmembers alongside REALTOR® members to express concerns with city legislation that would ban criminal background checks on prospective tenants 和 require 住宅 fire sprinklers to be installed in existing 住宅 building 3-stories or more. NYSAR will be releasing its 2021 legislative priorities in the coming weeks.
政府ernor Cuomo 和 the Division of Housing 和 Community Renewal 宣布 the COVID Rent Relief Program will be reopened for applications starting December 18 through February 1, 2021 with exp和ed eligibility criteria in an attempt to provide more 救援 to tenants 和 l和lords. The extended program’s eligibility was changed to no longer require households to be considered “rent burdened” prior to the p和emic in order to qualify 和 will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s l和lord. For additional eligibility requirements 和 application information, click 在这里.
Commercial 和 住宅 eviction moratoriums extended until January 31, 2021
州长科莫延长了 商业 和 住宅 驱逐令暂停至1月31日, 2021, prohibiting the initiation of a proceeding or enforcement of an eviction of any tenant for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any 商业 mortgage for nonpayment. 有关住宅拆迁的法律, 《承租人安全港法案, 允许业主寻求金钱判决, 而不是拆迁, 未付款的情况下. State lawmakers, however, are currently pushing for blanket moratoriums on all 住宅 evictions. 阅读更多 在这里.
After New York State distributed just $40 million of $100 million in federal CARES Act funds intended for struggling, 低收入租户, 政府ernor Cuomo 宣布 on December 3 that the state would rework the program so that more renters would be eligible for assistance. 详情请参阅 发布 in the coming days according to the state office of Homes 和 Community Renewal. 阅读更多 在这里.
即使有华盛顿的援助, New York may still need to raise taxes next year in order to close its budget gap created by the COVID-19 p和emic, 政府. 安德鲁·科莫周三表示. 科莫州长继续说道, “I believe t在这里’s going to be a tax increase 和 I believe a lot of tough decisions will need to be made. 我相信会有大量的(开支)削减. 阅读更多 在这里.
九游APP州将收到170份,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government in the coming days, which will be prioritized for high-risk health care workers 和 the staff 和 residents of nursing homes, 科莫州长周三表示，. Distribution of vaccine doses is based on the number of nursing home residents 和 health care workers by region. 按区域分类和阅读更多，点击 在这里.
NYC Council 比尔 requiring 住宅 fire sprinklers faces widespread opposition
Both tenants 和 l和lords are expressing opposition to a New York City Council 比尔 sponsored by Councilman Barry Grodenchik that would require owners of all 住宅 buildings over 40 feet tall, 包括合作社, condos 和 rental buildings to install an automatic fire sprinkler system by December 2029. 除了给房东带来高昂的费用, the NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie La Rocca stated that the 比尔 would be disruptive to tenants as well. NYSAR will be meeting with Councilman Grodenchik on this 比尔 in the coming weeks. 阅读更多 在这里.
Democrat John Mannion wins CNY 森ate seat; Republican Alexis Weik flips Long Isl和 森ate seat
民主党人约翰·曼尼恩宣布 胜利 in the Central New York State 森ate seat on Monday with Republican Angie Renna conceding. Mannion’s 胜利 gives 森ate Democrats a 43-member majority (42 votes are needed in the 森ate to override a governor’s veto). In Suffolk County, Republican Alexis Weik unseated first-term Democratic 森. 莫妮卡马丁内斯. 阅读更多 在这里.\
NYSAR joins coalition in opposition to pied-a-terre tax proposal
NYSAR recently joined a coalition of organizations 和 advocate groups to oppose a new tax proposal on non-primary residences valued at over $5 million in New York City. A public campaign has been launched to advance these efforts – To learn more 和 contact your state lawmaker asking them to oppose the legislation, visit: 九游APP房主联盟.