U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moratoriums on evictions make it illegal for landlords in Connecticut and New York to evict tenants who haven’t paid their rent. They’re to protect renters — often low-income — from losing their homes, after many have already lost their jobs because of the economic shutdown.  

Landlords Sue Lamont Over Eviction Moratorium

Jun 18, 2020
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Several landlords in Connecticut have sued Governor Ned Lamont over his executive order suspending evictions for nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A hundred thousand Connecticut homeowners and more than 170,000 tenants are at risk of missing mortgage or rent payments because of job losses related to COVID-19. That’s according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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Some New Yorkers fled the busy streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn at the start of the pandemic in March. They chose to social distance themselves in vacation homes and rentals in the Hamptons and western Connecticut.

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Connecticut has the potential to add a lot of new housing this year. Advocates say now is the time for the state to make sure a good portion of it is affordable.