The Price of Presence

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After a cumulatively horrendous year (followed by this past emotionally taxing week), some good news has emerged. On December 28th, Governor Cuomo finally implemented a legitimate eviction and foreclosure moratorium, known as the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020. Obviously, it’s nowhere near perfect, but it’s far more progress than we’ve seen thus far. Here’s how it works: Nearly all evictions and related legal proceedings have been placed on hold until…
Hello!My name is Sophia Singh, and I am a senior at Fordham University Rose Hill in the Bronx, New York. I decided to start this blog recently to drop some of my thoughts on tenants’ rights, protections, and laws in New York City (all 5 boroughs, not just Manhattan). To start things off here, I am going to write a bit about a situation that I researched last spring, in a class that focused on…