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CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE AND NEW YORK DELEGATION CALL ON GOVERNOR HOCHUL AND STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO EXTEND EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 14, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: 

e: jeanette.lenoir@mail.house.gov 

c: 202.480.5737

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, joined by 12 Members of the New York Congressional Delegation, wrote a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul, Temporary President Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Heastie on the need to extend New York’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium, set to expire January 15, 2022. 

In their letter, the Members highlighted the critical condition affecting hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and their families who are now at risk of losing their homes. With 591,000 households across New York State, the vast majority of which inhabited by people of color and low-income individuals, the expiration of the eviction moratorium would lead to needless upheaval, amounting to unnecessary and preventable devastation. When considering the ongoing pandemic, the necessity of affordable housing for the stability and safety of communities, and the danger faced by those affected, extending New York’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium constitutes a required and just humanitarian action.

“We believe an extension of the eviction moratorium is the best solution to ensure the safety and

well-being of all New Yorkers, especially as we continue through the challenges the COVID-19

pandemic brings forth,” wrote the Members. We share your commitment to deliver housing stability for New Yorkers, and therefore we urge you to take the necessary actions within your authority to extend the eviction and foreclosure moratorium.”

Click here to read the full letter.

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Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Immigration, a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a Senior Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.