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New York State has extended the deadline to Thursday, August 6, 2020 to apply for the COVID Rent Relief Program to help households experiencing an increase in their rent burden due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 crisis.  Visit https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP for more information.

To qualify for COVID Rent Relief Assistance, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility rules:

  1. Have a primary residence in New York State.
  2. Before March 1, 2020 and when a resident applies, their household income must be below 80% of the area median income for their county and household size. Applicants can find their county’s area median income, based on household size: https://www.hcr.ny.gov/eligible-income-limits-80-ami-county
  3. Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, your household must pay more than 30% of your gross monthly income for rent.
  4. You lost income during the COVID-19 crisis during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.

This is not intended to be legal advice.  You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation.

Samuel C. Bergsohn

Samuel Bergsohn is an associate with the firm and practices Landlord/Tenant and Land Use Law.

He can be reached by phone at 866-303-9595 toll free or 845-764-9656 and by email.

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