Manhattan Times: “We need to do something”

Housing court cases are set to resume, with the court system facing an estimated backlog of about 200,000 cases that were placed on hold due to the pandemic-related eviction ban.

The majority of the pending cases are for non-payment of rent.

“We are sounding the alarm today in the face of what could be an avalanche of evictions to crash over tenants in this city, on a scale that we’ve never seen,” Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said at a virtual press conference on January 18.

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