New York Elected Officials Laud Attorney General James’ COVID-19 Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative

New York – Following Attorney General Letitia James’ announcement of the regional grantees for the COVID-19 Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative, local elected officials issued the following statements lauding the program:

“I am grateful that the Attorney General is providing grants to enable organizations like Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to continue their important work helping those with rent and eviction issues,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “We are all concerned with these issues especially during the pandemic, and this funding will be invaluable in helping LSHV to continue assisting those throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley who have had no place else to go for advice. I thank Attorney General James for making these grants available, and I congratulate LSHV for their continued good work.”

“One of the largest looming potential consequences of the pandemic is the threat of mass evictions,” said Assemblymember Pamela Hunter. “Although we have placed a moratorium on evictions, the time is fast approaching for stayed eviction proceedings to commence. I applaud the Attorney General’s actions to ensure that all tenants have the legal representation that they are entitled to. No one should lose their home from a loss of income through no fault of their own.”