Supreme Court Partially Overturns Eviction Moratorium


FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2021, file photo, housing advocates protest outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on the eviction moratorium in New York. The Supreme Court is blocking part of New York's moratorium on evictions, put into effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, less than a month before it is supposed to expire anyway. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman, File)
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The Supreme Court has overturned part of a New York eviction moratorium, allowing evictions to resume and putting the onus on renters to prove pandemic hardship in court.

The move has been applauded by some as a win for small landlords who were denied access to their property and were unable to collect rent for 17 months. New York City leads the nation in renters behind on payments with back rent now totaling $3.2 billion dollars.

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