All pending eviction orders are suspended until further notice, as ordered by Chief Administrative Judge Marks. No tenant may be evicted until there is a change to the court order. Under new state legislation, if you have experienced a financial hardship any time between March 7, 2020 and the date that all COVID-related safety restrictions are lifted in the region, you may not be evicted for failing to pay rent first owed during that period.
Your landlord can still collect rent as scheduled, and if you can pay your rent, you should continue to do so. If you need help paying rent, go to thePublic Assistance or Welfare page.
To learn about the latest updates to this information, you can contact the City’s Tenant Helpline. The Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants (MOPT) is available to assist you with questions about your tenancy and connect you with free legal assistance through HRA’s Office of Civil Justice.
For more information, go to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support page.
If you are a tenant in an apartment in New York City who is being harassed by your landlord, the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants is here to assist. For more information, go to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support page.
Your landlord cannot harass or discriminate against you, kick you out, or ask you to leave your apartment because of fears or stigma around COVID-19, including harassment or discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, disability, or other protected classes.
If this is happening to you, you can report it to the NYC Commission on Human Rights. To learn more, go to the Discrimination page.