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JANUARY 18, 2023

New York State ERAP applications will not be accepted after January 20, 2023, at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Individuals will not be able to submit applications, or complete applications that have been started but not submitted, after January 20, 2023 at 9:00 pm.  

Applications submitted before the application portal closes on January 20, 2023 will continue to be processed in the order received, consistent with State law and program rules.  

OTDA is currently reviewing and processing eligible ERAP applications submitted through October 31, 2022. Additional applications are expected to be reviewed and processed in the future as funds become available. This notification will be updated if additional funding is available to pay eligible applications submitted after October 31, 2022.  

After the portal closes to new applications, tenants and landlords may continue to upload required documentation for pending submitted applications.  

If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply for the New York State ERAP program, please complete the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Notify Me Form.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications from subsidized housing tenants whose rent is limited to a certain percentage of income (including public housing, section 8 and FHEPS) are not currently able to be paid. State law requires that these applications be paid after all other eligible applicants have been reviewed and paid. Therefore, at this time, none of the subsidized housing applications can be paid regardless of the date their application was submitted. Residents of public housing are urged to contact their public housing authority to determine if their rent can be adjusted retroactively based on a previous change in circumstances, including a reduction in income.  

The following applications submitted to the ERAP portal will be denied:   Households that have income over 80 percent of area median income Households that have already received 12 months of ERAP assistance for rental arrears Households that live in the following communities with income up to 80 percent area median income, are not participating in the New York State ERAP program. Households should apply through their local program.


TO START A COLLECTIONS CASE PLEASE EMAIL :

RICHARD BYRNE (RBYRNE@ROSENBLUMBIANCO.COM)

& CHRISTINE MARTINEZ (CHRISTINE@ROSENBLUMBIANCO.COM)


ROSENBLUM & BIANCO LLP 

A FULL-SERVICE LANDLORD-TENANT LAW FIRM  

As our Housing Court practice continues to grow, we felt that it was important to keep you aware of the full range of legal services we provide to our clients.  The need for a quality representation has been made more urgent by the recent enactment of the HSTPA and then the current global pandemic.   In addition to our daily representation of owners, landlords and third-party management in the Housing Courts of the City of New York, Long Island and Westchester, Rosenblum & Bianco LLP represents these same parties in related actions including:  

1.                  Residential and Commercial Post-Possession Collections – Collection work was a natural progression for us from our Landlord-Tenant practice.  We can provide you with comprehensive collection services, from commencement to the action through to the garnishment of wages or bank accounts.  John Bianco and Richard Byrne, an experienced collection attorney, have set up a division of our firm dedicated to collection work.  Assisted by Paralegal Christine Martinez, and done on a contingency fee basis we handle residential, commercial and transactional collections.

2.                  DHCR Administrative proceedings – While we have been doing work for our clients at DHCR and other administrative agencies since our firm opened in 1992, we have recently revised and ramped-up our Administrative Law Department. Our experienced Paralegal, Blanca Zuna, is the point person in our office coordinating the intake of cases, collection of required documentation, and the calendaring of deadlines.  All of our attorneys have extensive DHCR experience.  The attorney assigned will work with Blanca and John Bianco to assure the timely submission of a detailed response to all proceedings, including those involving the T.P.U., Rent Overcharge, Rent Reduction, and Rent Restoration applications.

3.                  E.C.B. (Environmental Control Board) & O.A.T.H. (Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings) is an administrative court that conducts hearings on violations, summonses and tickets issued by City agencies, including the Department of Buildings (DOB), the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Department of Sanitation of New York (DSNY), and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Our firm represents property owners at OATH hearings who have been issued violations, summonses and tickets by the above agencies and fight for the minimum fines.

4.                  Supreme Court proceedings – All Supreme Court actions, including our Article 78 proceedings are coordinated and handled by Josh Rosenblum and Tracy Boshart.  Josh’s Executive Assistant, Afia Cannie assists in the preparation and filing of pleadings and motions.

5.                  Division of Human Rights – While several of our attorneys have experience in defending Human Rights complaints, both Josh Rosenblum and John Bianco are highly versed in this area of practice.  As the number of filings has increased over the past few years, we are prepared to defend you in any Human Rights forum whether a NYC, NYS or Federal action.

6.                  COVID 19 Crisis Management – especially important now, Josh Rosenblum and John Bianco are fully informed of the impact that Covid-19 will have on your business, tenant collections and court proceedings. We can serve as consultants for the constantly evolving rules and regulations, including the CARES Act and SBA Loans, as well as the financial impact on management, rental collection, repairs and maintenance.   We encourage you to look to us to handle your full range of Real Estate Management service needs. 

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