Any New Yorker behind on their rent, because of financial or medical hardship due to COVID-19, should submit a Hardship Declaration Form by Feb. 26 to avoid facing eviction or unnecessary court proceedings until at least May 1st. In a city of millions, New York City housing courts have received fewer than 2,300 of these forms. This video explains how the forms work, where to submit the form, and answers other FAQs.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Research, as well as NYLAG’s experience advocating for survivors, has established that Linda’s situation is not unique: domestic violence is often accompanied by financially controlling or retaliatory behavior.