NYC Evictions Skyrocket as Thousands Removed from Homes — What Can At-Risk Tenants Do?

Programs like New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or ERAP, will stop taking applications starting Friday, meaning more evictions could be coming...

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Scroticus-
Scroticus-
206 · 12 days ago · Reddit

A coworker of mine who hasn't paid rent in 3 years was offered $35k by the landlord just to leave. Imagine getting rewarded for not paying rent! He declined and demanded $125k. Mind you he gets paid relatively well and just chooses not to pay. And he brags about it.

After his 18 months of back rent was paid by the gov. and the eviction moratorium ended, he realized that with the housing Court backlog and tenant friendly laws he could live rent free for quite some time before facing eviction. I'm sure there are other people out there abusing the system.

RXisHere
RXisHere
128 · 12 days ago · Reddit

They can pay to their bills.like every other functional member of society!?

ItsAlwaysEntrapment
ItsAlwaysEntrapment
81 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Not that anyone is going to care but for a bit of pre-pandemic context,

Despite the uptick, the number of legal evictions so far this year pales in comparison to years prior to the pandemic. In the 28 months since March 13, 2020, marshals have executed 1,696 evictions, according to the DOI data. That’s roughly the equivalent of five weeks in 2019, when there were around 17,000 legal evictions.

https://citylimits.org/​2022/​07/​26/​nyc-evictions-have-increased-every-month-this-year/

WarmestSeatByTheFire
WarmestSeatByTheFire
36 · 12 days ago · Reddit

There are people I feel bad for that need help but NYC is overrun with tenants who have taken advantage of the COVID moratorium and backlog to not pay even though they could afford it. If they aren't paying they should leave.

Making eviction so drawn out only further constrains housing availability because no landlord in their right mind would rent to anyone without a super high income and immaculate credit when the risks are so high.

im_not_bovvered
im_not_bovvered
33 · 12 days ago · Reddit

My gut reaction was to say "pay their rent."

Look, I know that some of these people are in so deep they do need help - even if it's advice for how to move on and recover from an eviction, but it is beyond time to go back to the "you have a lease, you need to pay your rent" model in society.

bklynzboy
bklynzboy
28 · 12 days ago · Reddit

The should've been paying their rent when they were milking unemployment

ihatenature
ihatenature
28 · 12 days ago · Reddit

People on this sub will complain about the rent being too damn high then shit on people who can’t pay rent. Fucking bozos.

nonlawyer
nonlawyer
21 · 12 days ago · Reddit

“Are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons?”

-this comment section

actionguy87
actionguy87
9 · 12 days ago · Reddit

NYC has some of the highest housing demand and therefore some of the highest rent in the world. Even the shittiest houses go for over a million no matter the borough. We all saw it coming, but I can confirm that NYC has completed its transformation into a city for only the rich. If you're poor, living here is just gonna be a constant struggle that isn't worth it. Sure, you can sign up for all the welfare programs and free housing... but why? Your quality of life is going to be absolutely abysmal. Again, not worth it.

I know where you can get $700 rent for a big apartment in a nice neighborhood with a community pool... but it is very far from NYC lol.

randyzmzzzz
randyzmzzzz
7 · 12 days ago · Reddit

If you can’t pay the rent then get the fuck out