Lawmakers eye bill to supplement rent, NYC hires 1,700 contact tracers, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 27, 2020 - 11:30AM


New York State legislators will not pass a bill to cancel rent, but a bill to supplement rent for tenants who have lost income is likely to pass (The Real Deal) 

NYC saw more sales in May than in April, but they are still down 53 percent year over year, according to a new PropertyShark report (press release)

The city hired 1,700 contact tracers and will open five community testing sites in June to stop the spread of Covid-19 (amNewYork)

Only 717 new listings hit the NYC market in April, down 85 percent from last year, as per a new StreetEasy report (StreetEasy Blog)

Alternate-side parking has been suspended again across the city through June 7th (amNewYork)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 22 apartments at Waterline Square, with rent starting at $741 for a one bedroom (West Side Rag)


Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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