In a recent move to help Brooklyn residents combat the hardship due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, State Senator Kevin Parker is urging families to submit Hardship Declaration Forms, due on Feb. 26 to avoid eviction.
This comes on the heels of a historic legislation passed by State Senator Parker and the Senate Majority in a December 2020 special Session that ensured New Yorkers facing financial hardships can stay in their homes.
Under this new legislation, tenants will be given an opportunity to submit hardship declarations and an additional two-month moratorium extension will be in place for both renters and homeowners.
Parker urges New York State residents to submit Hardship Declaration Forms to avoid eviction.
According to Sen. Parker, since late June, 38,000 New York City residential eviction cases have been filed in New York City but less than 2,300 forms have been submitted. With the deadline to fill out the form quickly approaching, Sen. Parker urges community organizations, tenants and media platforms to get this information out.
“My colleagues and I have fought hard to provide our constituents with assistance during the pandemic. And this session we successfully passed a moratorium for evictions for those who have lost their jobs to the pandemic and are struggling to pay rent,” said the lawmaker.
“Now that we have fought hard for this legislation it is equally as important for us to use our platform to ensure constituents are aware of this initiative and the resources available to them.”
“We are asking anyone who has been financially affected by the pandemic to submit a Hardship Declaration Form to avoid eviction. No one should have to fear losing their home when the resources are available,” he said.