Lawmakers want eviction ban extended, landlords left out of relief program, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 8, 2020 - 10:30AM


State lawmakers want to extend the current ban on evictions for non-payment of rent for an additional six months (press release)

Landlords have been left out of the $350 billion paycheck protection program (The Real Deal)

The de Blasio administration proposed $1.3 billion in emergency budget cuts that include protected bike lanes and extra garbage pickups (StreetsBlog NYC)

Lower East Side small businesses are banding together to provide meals to first responders during the pandemic (Bowery Boogie) 

Brooklynites are sharing messages of gratitude on their front-stoops, windows, and sidewalks (Bklyner) 

An affordable housing lottery opened for six one-bedroom apartments in Bed-Stuy, with rent set at $2,245 (Brownstoner)







Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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