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New York rental relief program deadline extended

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(WSTM/WBNG) -- The deadline to apply for New York's COVID Rent Relief Program has been extended to Aug. 6.

The programs helps those who have been impacted financially by the pandemic.

If you wish to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a renter with primary residence in New York
  • Your household income must have been below 80 percent before March 1, 2020. Families with the lowest income will be prioritized.
  • Household must pay more than 30 percent of gross monthly income for rent before March 1, 2020
  • Applicants have less monthly income between April and July 2020 than they did before March 1, 2020.

You can apply by clicking here.

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