NEW YORK — Now that the state’s moratorium on evictions has expired, there are concerns that without that protection, there could be an increase in evictions and homelessness across the city.
A report on poverty in the five boroughs from the Robin Hood Foundation found this looming wave of evictions is not just a symptom of the pandemic, but rather an escalation of an affordability crisis.
About one in four New York City renters missed a rent payment in the past year, and the likelihood of falling behind on rent rose by 50% for those who lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
One in four Black or Latino New Yorkers recently reported being unable to make a rent payment or owing back rent, compared to one in 10 white New Yorkers.
Chloe Sarnoff, a public policy analyst with the Robin Hood Foundation, joined NY1 on Saturday to discuss.