NY To Act On Rent Relief, Evictions In 'Extraordinary' Session

By Emma Whitford (August 31, 2021, 8:08 PM EDT) -- New York's legislature will reconvene Wednesday for a rare special session to amend and extend eviction protections through mid-January and expand an ongoing program to administer billions in federal pandemic rent relief, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she will reconvene the state legislature Wednesday for a rare summer session to address priorities including rent relief and eviction protections. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon) At a short-notice briefing Tuesday evening, Hochul said lawmakers will reconvene at noon Wednesday. New legislation will give them the chance to respond to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that curtailed state-level eviction protections,...

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