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As Eviction Ban Ends, New York Progressives Push ‘Good Cause’ Bill

Lawmakers and housing advocates are asking Governor Kathy Hochul to support a bill that would prevent landlords from evicting paying tenants in order to raise rents.

Protesters during a march calling for an extension to New York’s eviction moratorium in New York on Jan. 14.

Protesters during a march calling for an extension to New York’s eviction moratorium in New York on Jan. 14.

Photographer: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

When New York’s long-running eviction moratorium expires on Jan. 15, renters who are still digging out from losses during the pandemic may find that they’re out of time.

Thousands of New York households that have not received emergency rental assistance may face eviction as sheriffs start knocking on doors again. The state is the largest rental market in the U.S., and as many as 591,000 households may still be behind on their rent, according to census survey data from October.