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LAS Appeals to Cuomo to Fund Assistance for Struggling Tenants

The Legal Aid Society and housing rights advocates called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to clarify the concrete measures he will take to address the looming housing crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by City Limits.

The response comes after the first in a series of speeches taking place this week intended to present the Governor’s agenda – a speech which, critics say, included vague promises about providing resources to tenants, but was light on specific details.

The plan “sounds promising on paper, but the devil is in the details, and we need specifics on how this plan would look in reality,” reads a statement from The Legal Aid Society.

“[With] the expiration of the eviction moratorium only months away,” the statement continued, “we call on the Governor to allocate significant funding in his budget to assist hundreds of thousands of tenants who, as a result of the pandemic, have been unable to pay rent and face homelessness.”