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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...

CERAP Update

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Jul 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

The NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has released a report that shows how many renters have applied for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERAP) through June 29. More than 90,000 renters in New York City applied, and roughly 28,000 across the rest of the st...

Finally! Rent relief may be in sight!

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

The New York State Legislature has largely finalized the budget, which proposes to establish a COVID-19 rental assistance program and would allocate approximately $2.4 billion in federal funds for the program. The best part of the program is that it would allow the application to be initiated by the landlord...

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