By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s eviction moratorium is set to expire next week, and Gov. Kathy Hochul is speeding up federal rent relief efforts.

The governor ordered a rapid review of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is distributing up to $2.7 billion in federal funds.

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Hochul says 100 additional staff members will work closely with landlords to complete applications and issue payments.

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She also announced a $1 million investment in marketing and outreach to attract new applicants.

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All tenants who apply for relief and qualify will be protected from eviction while their application is under review.

CBSNewYork Team