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Hochul Seeks Special Legislative Session to Address “Impending Eviction Crisis”

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that she was in talks with state legislative leaders to call a special session addressing what she termed “the impending eviction crisis” following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to halt the nationwide moratorium on evictions. 

Although no further development had occurred by late Sunday afternoon, the governor said her team as well as those of the Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker would work through the weekend “to address how best to deliver relief to renters and homeowners in need as quickly as possible.’ 

Earlier, Hochul expressed disappointment with the high court’s ruling, which she called “appalling and insensitive.” She said the decision to strike down the moratorium “eliminates a key line of defense for tenants facing housing insecurity during the ongoing pandemic.” 

New York State’s moratorium on evictions expires on Tuesday. The nationwide moratorium was due to end on Oct. 3. 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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