NYS Legislature Reconvenes
NYHA will keep all of our members up-to-date on all legislation of interest to the manufactured and modular housing industry in NYS. These are two bills that passed both the NYS Senate and Assembly on May 28, 2020. It is very likely the Governor will sign them soon.
The first bill: A. 10290-B/S. 8192-B
The bill would prohibit a court from evicting tenants who “have suffered a financial hardship” during the COVID crisis. The bill applies to all rental housing, including manufactured homes. The bill prohibits the actual dispossession of the tenants from the home, but expressly does not prohibit the award of a money judgment for unpaid rent.
The second bill: S.8419
The Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 would provide rental assistance vouchers to landlords on behalf of tenants who experienced an increase in rent burden because of a loss of income as a result of the COVOD-19 pandemic through Homes and Community Renewal. The spending cap is up to $100,000,000 for this program. The coverage period would be April 1 through July 31. A tenant has a rent burden if their rent is more than 30% of the household income. Households would be eligible if they make up to 80% Area Median Income (AMI) prior to March 7 and at the time of application; have a rent burden both prior to March 7 and at the time of application, and they have lost income during the covered period. The subsidy would be a voucher paid to the landlords for the gap between their pre-COVID rent burden and their new rent burden, up to 125% Fair Market Rent (FMR).
NYHA will keep all members informed on these and any other bills of interest to the Manufactured & Modular Housing Industry in NY.