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Evictions & Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Updates & Actions

Presenter(s): Grace Andriette, Sue Lumadue, Sumathy Kumar, Adam Bojak, and Teresa Watson
Date: September 30, 2021, 12:30-2 pm
Evictions & Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Updates & Actions

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) launched in June 2021 to provide rental and utility relief to New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But many things have changed since June 2021. The SCOTUS struck down a portion of the NYS eviction moratorium, and then a new one was established until January 15, 2022.  This workshop will share statewide and local updates on the ERAP program, what is happening with evictions and courts, and policy solutions for an equitable recovery. 

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Grace Andriette is the Deputy Director and Supervising Attorney of the Housing Unit for Neighborhood Legal Services. Anna Falicov is an attorney and public health practitioner for the City of Buffalo. Sue Lumadue is the Senior Human Resources Planner for the City of Buffalo Dept. of Community Services. Sumathy Kumar, Campaign Organizer for Housing Justice for All. Adam Bojak is a Buffalo-based attorney who focuses on housing and tenant rights. Teresa Watson is the Housing Justice Organizer at PUSH Buffalo.


  • Where are we now?
  • What is the Call to Action today? Getting ERAP Info Out
  • Questions
  • What are some larger policy changes that organizations and individuals are looking for?