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OTDA Update!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Happy Friday Yesterday CHIP released another update. CHIP mentioned that OTDA will be taking back CERAP funds if the recipient owners cannot be contacted in six months. CHIP argues that this is an extreme action given the fact that OTDA does not do enough to actually reach out to the property ...

Happy Tuesday!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

  According to CHIPs recent update, the OTDA released a “Notice of Overpayment” they are urging owners not to deposit checks and to return them back to OTDA. If you have deposited it or received direct deposit you are to write a check and send it back. CHIP is trying to learn more about th...

Happy Friday!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

We have a couple of updates for you today!First off, CHIP has called on the City Council to reauthorize the J-51 tax abatement program. Although the program expired last year, CHIP is arguing that due to the storm damage that Hurricane Ida left the tax abatement would be more important now than e...

Tax Lien Sale Returns?

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

NY Is #1 In Distributing ERAP Funds? In a recent update from CHIP it states that NY is now #1 in rolling out funds and approvals for the rental assistance program. Although a little less than half of the funds have been distributed, NY still sees this as a win. OTDA also announced that the por...

CONH Pilot Program and Commercial Rent Control:

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Monday the New York Housing Preservation and Development added rules changing the Certificate of No Harassment Pilot Program. The number of buildings covered by the program is said to increase including the neighborhoods where there is a high chance of displacement. It will also compensate t...

Putting An End To Rent Control?

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Landlord representatives such as CHIP and RSA are suing New York over rent control laws. They are arguing that the law is an unconstitutional violation of the fifth amendment, it forces landlords to continue to have underpaying and non-paying tenants. Another argument includes the economic impact...

CALIFORNIA MAY NOT BE EXTENDING THE EVICTIOIN MORATORUIM:

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The State of California has a moratorium put in place until the end of September. It seems as though they will not be voting to extend it. They say there is no “political appetite” to extend this matter. Like New York there is a great amount of protection put in place to protect renters. The emer...

New Moratorium!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Sep 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

For those of you up to date on our posts, we mentioned that the State Legislature was going to reconvene on Wednesday, September 1st, in Albany to pass a new eviction moratorium. Although the bill may be further amended before passing, CEEFPA and CEPOSBA protections are extended through January 1...

Once Again

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Yesterday on CHIPs daily update, it suggests that the State Legislature is going to reconvene on Wednesday to pass a new eviction moratorium. This new law would last until January 15, 2022. It would also comply with the Supreme Court ruling that shut down the last moratorium. This moratorium woul...

Landlords Facing Homelessness

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is no surprise that landlords are facing homelessness due to not receiving rent payment. Brandi LaCasse is a prime example of this. She owns three properties in upstate New York and is owed more than $23,000. Due to not being able to evict her tenants because of the eviction moratorium, LaCass...

New Beginnings!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kathy Hochul is now the 57th Governor of New York. Yesterday she had her swearing in ceremony and her inaugural address. She talks about how she intends to combate covid, bring kids and staff back safely to schools and the distribution of the ERAP money. Getting a group of people together to make...

New Actions Coming Soon!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Today is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's last day in office. According to CHIP's new update Kathy Hochul might make some big changes to resolve the housing issues as soon as she is sworn in. Last week she issued a statement saying that she would work with the State Legislature to strengthen eviction protecti...

CERAP Hearing Update!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

In yesterday's hearing OTDA said that 40,000 applications are pending on landlords to do their parts. OTDA is trying to work through the process and help connect those landlords to their renters application. Commissioner Hein also stated that the 196,000 tenants that have applied for the program ...

Key To The Heart of NYC

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

New York City's new mandatory vaccination policy is now in effect. What this means is that now in order to gain access to restaurants, gyms, bars, etc. you must show proof of vaccination. The city will begin to give out fines for those who do not want to comply starting September 13, 2021. Stay s...

*New Requirements for Landlords*

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to CHIP's recent update on the DRP 217 that was issued yesterday by The Office of Court Administration, in order for a landlord to proceed on evicting a tenant they must first comply with the two new requirements. The owner must first make a motion for the court to issue a new warrant. ...

New Orders!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to the Community Housing Improvement Program, OCA has issued two new orders in response to the Supreme Court's decision from last week. The first order states that all property owners have to file a “Petitioner Notice of Pending or Completed Rental Assistance Application” but this only ...

BIG NEWS!!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The US Supreme Court has struck down New York's eviction law. CEEFPA allowed renters to self-certify that they suffered hardship during the pandemic. This ruling will allow housing court cases to proceed even if a hardship was filed, this should also take away any pre-petition requirements but fu...

Cuomo’s Resignation

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Governor Andrew Cuomo surprised many when he announced on August 10th that he would be resigning in 14 days. According to CHIP this eliminates many concerns. One of them being, If the State Legislature assembled to vote for Cuomo's impeachment, then they could have potentially announced the exten...

The Latest On CERAP

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to CHIPS recent update the New York Assembly held a hearing today at 10 a.m. to once again discuss the issues with the CERAP program. Although some funds have been released, the process has been slow and these hearings are expected to put extra pressure on the state government to get fu...

DRUM ROLL….

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to CHIP's update yesterday, the Biden administration has released a new eviction moratorium, which will be effective through October 3, 2021. This moratorium is said to be a modified version of what we have seen issued by the CDC. This will only apply to specific counties where the numb...

NY Hero Act

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

The latest update on CHIP about the federal eviction moratorium suggests that it will end despite the efforts that the democratic party had in trying to extend the moratorium. This moratorium implemented by the CDC only impacted one third of the states due to the fact that most states, such as Ne...

Pressure, Pressure, Pressure

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Chip along with a few others joined State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Roxanne Persaud to talk about the failures of CERAP and OTDA. Their inability to fix the technical issues with the application program and their lack of agility of sending out the funds are just two of the reasons that has kept...

FUNDS TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 3rd!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Jul 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although document submissions for CERAP have been relaxed and this should make it easier for approval, money still has not been released. According to the latest update on chip, despite all the promises from Governor Cuomo to better improve CERAP no substantive change has been made. Cuomo pledged...

ERAP Funds Distributed!

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Jul 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Despite the various glitches with the system since it's launch, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) says that COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERAP) payments are on their way to landlords (at least those who have priority status by filing within t...

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