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New York extends eviction protection for renters until Jan. 15

  • New York state lawmakers have voted to extend an eviction ban until Jan. 15, following the Supreme Court's decision last month to overturn the national moratorium.
  • In addition to New York, at least four other states are also still limiting the proceedings.

A crowd of supporters including elected officials, legal professionals and concerned neighbors gathered to attempt to stop an illegal eviction of a resident in Bushwick, Brooklyn during the State mandated moratorium due to the pandemic, August 8, 2020.Erik McGregor | LightRocket | Getty Images

New York state lawmakers have voted to extend an eviction protection for renters until Jan. 15, 2022, following the Supreme Court's decision last month to overturn the national moratorium.

Despite the lifting of that countrywide protection, nearly half of renters remain shielded from eviction by local policies, according to a recent analysis by the Urban Institute.

In addition to New York, Illinois will ban evictions until Sept. 19; California's moratorium will last through Sept. 30; and New Jersey and Washington, D.C., will still curb the proceedings until January.

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New Mexico also has an eviction moratorium in effect, and an expiration date hasn't yet been announced. Boston, too, just moved to bar evictions for the foreseeable future.

Policies curbing evictions during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in legal challenges and drawn the ire of property owners, who say they can't continue housing people for free.

Advocates say the bans must remain in place until more rental assistance reaches people.

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