According to CHIP the fight is still on to get more funds approved for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program. Although a lot of people are advocating and asking for help there has been no update or response as to if the program will receive more funding. CHIP is still suggesting landlord's advise their tenants to apply for CERAP. In addition to that, the New York City Human Resources Administration is now approving one-shot deals for applicants who have been approved for CERAP but the program did not cover all of the arrears. Landlords should encourage tenants who still have arrears to apply for the one-shot deal through the HRA Access Portal.
More on the eviction moratorium. CHIP says that 23% of small property owners intend to sell in the next year, and an expert suggests that these properties will be bought by big private investors. Consequently, the long- term cost of the eviction moratorium may become unaffordable housing for low-income renters.
In CHIP's recent update they mentioned that there have been new lead rule adoptions. There is a new anti-lead amendment added to the city Health Code. Under this new rule children under the age of 18 who have a blood level of a 5 mcg/dl or above the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will do an investigation.
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