New federal eviction ban, average rent for NYC roommates, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 4, 2021 - 10:30AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a new eviction ban for parts of the U.S with high Covid infection rates that ends October 3rd (CNBC)

NYC is an expensive place to live even if you have roommates. Sharing an apartment here costs $1,148 on average, according to SpareRoom (press release)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York City will require vaccinations for indoor dining, gyms, and events starting next month (Gothamist)

As part of a settlement, NYCHA agrees to fix its process for rent reduction requests and pay a group of tenants $190,000 in damages, attorneys’ fees, and rent overcharge claims (press release)

Looking for a houseplant that won't hurt your dog or cat? Here are 21 pet-friendly plants (Architectural Digest) 

An affordable housing lottery launches for 55 apartments in Harlem with rents starting at $1,279 (Patch)


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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