By CBSNewYork Team

UNION CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed sweeping housing eviction prevention and utility assurance into law.

It comes as tens of thousands of New Jersey residents can’t pay their rent.

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The bill is expected to provide $750 million for rent and utility payments.

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The bill will end the eviction moratorium on Aug. 31, but also provide additional eviction protections for low and moderate income families until Dec. 31.

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