The Federal moratorium on evictions ended Friday.
The moratorium covers 12 million rental units across the US, preventing landlords from kicking tenants out if they miss a rent payment.
In New York, the moratorium will last through at least the end of the pandemic.
"It's so important that we have eviction protections now in the state of New York thanks to the tenants safe harbor act, that is going to protect tenants who are financially impacted by the pandemic from being evicted. I think we need to consider making sure that we have a blanket moratorium on evictions for both residential and commercial tenants during this time,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman.
The safe harbor act means New Yorkers who missed a rent payment during the pandemic will not be evicted, but the court could still enter a money judgement, meaning tenants must pay the money at a later time.
In an interview with NY1 last Wednesday, Governor Cuomo said “no one has to worry about eviction or foreclosure during the coronavirus crisis.”
The eviction moratorium is set to expire on August 20. Cuomo declined to say whether he will extend it.