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Rent Law Changes During COVID-19

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney In addition to extending the moratorium on evictions (and foreclosure actions) to August 19, the following modifications of state law may benefit our clients: The Real Property Law was modified to prohibit landlords, lessors, sublessors and grantors from imposing and collecting late fees and...

Facts@Five: LTV Interview

LTV’s Angela LaGreca interviews Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director, and Regina Mysliborski, Director of Counseling, both of The Retreat about how The Retreat is operating during COVID-19 and how they are giving assistance to those in domestic abuse situations as the stay-at-home order continues in New York. May 4,...

Legal Updates

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney Unemployment & Undocumented Challenges As a result of the increasingly large number of New Yorkers facing termination of their employment, applications for NYS unemployment benefits are at record numbers.  Many applicants have never applied for unemployment benefits before and are experiencing difficulty with the...

Important Guidance on Eviction

Important Guidance on Eviction By Susan Bereche, Staff Attorney Although we’ve already posted information regarding the moratorium on evictions, several clients have had questions regarding their rights and obligations during the pandemic.  After some additional research re: housing issues, we may wish to inform our clients of the following:...

Too Much Togetherness

Survivors of domestic violence may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by confinement during the pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health and confidentiality. We also realize that people who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented...

Court Status

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney In response to Governor Cuomo’s directive that 100% of non-essential employees work from home, as well as his temporary suspension of statutes of limitations and other time restrictions relating to litigation, most legal actions are suspended or adjourned for at least 90 days.  This...

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