Cuomo extends moratorium on commercial evictions through September
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that will stop coronavirus-related commercial evictions and foreclosures for at least another month.
The moratorium on commercial evictions will now last through Sept. 20. The measure will continue to protect commercial tenants like restaurant and retail owners as the toll for the pandemic wears on, according to Cuomo's office.
"While we have made great progress in keeping New York's infection rate low, this pandemic is not over and as we continue to fight the virus, we are continuing to protect New York businesses and residential tenants who face financial hardship due to COVID," says Cuomo.
Moratoriums on residential and commercial evictions first began on March 20 and then was later extended to Aug. 20.
Cuomo has also ordered additional protection for residential renting from charges for late payments of rent, as well as letting tenants use security deposits to pay rent.