A new State law, passed in late 2020, allows most tenants to stop their eviction case until May 1, 2021, if they fill out a “Hardship Declaration” form. However, this law puts the responsibility on tenants to figure out how to do that and doesn’t provide easy access to exercise their rights.
The Eviction Free NY tool helps tenants submit this hardship declaration form with peace of mind—sending it out via free USPS Certified Mail and email to all of the appropriate parties (your landlord and the courts) to ensure protection. And since the law doesn’t go far enough to protect folks beyond May 1st, the tool connects tenants to the larger tenant movement to #CancelRent.
Housing Justice for All is a coalition of over 100 organizations, from Brooklyn to Buffalo, that represent tenants and homeless New Yorkers. They believe that housing is a human right; that no person should live in fear of an eviction; and that we can end the homelessness crisis in our State.