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New York City is starting to breathe a sigh of some relief as it moves into the fourth phase of its economic reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as more people head back to work. But there are still many who stay awake at night worrying about one thing that is likely their largest monthly expense: rent. more
The federal government has rolled out two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program — providing small businesses with money to keep employees paid and employed while preventing layoffs and furloughs — but hasn’t done much for housing co-operatives, which U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says have been left out in the cold. more
Since before the Obama administration ended, unemployment has been so low, at below 4 percent, it seemed anyone who wanted a job could get one. The coronavirus changed that, however, with figures jumping to more than 14 percent in April — its highest since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, and even with financial help from the federal government, many still can’t pay bills — like rent. more
The hole in New York's state budget might be measured in billions, but lawmakers are hoping Gov. Andrew Cuomo will find a spare $100 million in Albany's couch cushions to cover late and missed rent payments by many low-income tenants since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Renters will have a little more time to get their monthly payments together — and they can now use their security deposits to help. But state leaders have still stopped short of calling for rents to be waived in the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic. more
The latest data released by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine shows just under 2.7 million people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus as of Wednesday. But the first phase of … more
Two dozen state senators don't want to see people out on the street because of the coronavirus, signing a letter addressed to New York State Court of Appeals chief judge Janet DiFiore, asking her to place a moratorium on evictions until the COVID-19 crisis passes. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel is co-sponsoring a bill introduced by California Democrat Maxine Waters he says will improve housing affordability across the country, including here in New York. more
A supervisor who works at Fort Independence Houses on Bailey Avenue is in critical condition after he was allegedly shot three times by one of his employees Monday. more
New York City added 94,000 private sector jobs in June compared to the year before, its 2.4 percent increase is among the best in the state. more
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