Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) is joining Assembly Minority in opposing the extension of a legislative moratorium on evictions, which Majority members are looking to extend until August 31, 2021. He was in attendance as Minority lawmakers gathered along with small landlords to voice their concerns with extending the moratorium, and also to allow the landlords to discuss the hardship they’ve faced meeting their financial obligations because of the law.
“Our small landlords have been left without revenue to pay their mortgages, take care of their families, or make property updates including safety measures. We cannot ignore their hardships as we look to help New Yorkers recover from the effects of the pandemic,” said Gallahan. “This moratorium simply kicks the can down the road and comes with real consequences for landlords and tenants. Local small landlords know their community and regularly work directly with tenants to make housing affordable. Since this moratorium has been extended, I have heard from many local landlords that have now been forced to sell their properties to out-of-area large housing companies, which will only drive rent up in our area.”