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Your rights as a renter during the COVID-19 crisis

Your rights as a renter during the COVID-19 crisis

Last updated: 07/16/2020

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of uncertainty for many of us.

If you’re a renter, you might be feeling particularly vulnerable – what happens if you can’t pay your rent due to a sudden loss of income?

Some states across the country have had eviction moratoriums in place since the COVID-19 crisis began in March. To see if an eviction moratorium has been passed in your state, please refer to your state’s government run website (e.g.,, etc.).

If you live in New York and you've been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for emergency rental assistance. Check out our blog post here for more information on the program.

If you’re having difficulty with rent payments, it's worth having a chat with your landlord as soon as possible to explain the situation, and again, be sure to visit your state’s government run website to see what help is out there.

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