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Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order on City of Newburgh

Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order on City of Newburgh

GOSHEN Judge Sandra Sciortino of Orange County Supreme Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order on Wednesday, prohibiting the City of Newburgh and the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal from pursuing any further action related to the enforcement of the ETPA in Newburgh.

The order is in force until the court issues another order or renders a final decision in this case.

The ruling prohibits the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal from implementing any orders established by the Rent Guidelines Board and suspends any Rent Guidelines Board that may be empaneled for the City of Newburgh from enforcing any rent guideline orders.

The order also states that landlords of housing units covered by the Emergency Tenant Protection Act in the City of Newburgh are exempt from having to give new or renewed leases to tenants. It also stipulates that all affected tenants in housing units covered by the Act will be entitled to continue living there on a month-to-month basis, regardless of the expiration of their current lease or the lack of a new one. Finally, the legal rent that can be assessed to affected tenants in housing units covered by the Act will be the amount charged and paid on the first rent payment on or after December 18, 2023 (the date the City of Newburgh declared an emergency in accordance with the Emergency Tenant Protection Act).

The law’s provision cannot be implemented by the city or state agency until after the court has heard the case and rendered a verdict.


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