Even though Governor Cuomo signed an executive order preventing evictions for 90 days, rent is still due.

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The executive order that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed, prevents landlords from evicting tenants for 90 days. It took effect as of March 20th. But rent is still due, you just can't be evicted for non-payment of rent.

"Right now, you are still obligated to pay rent. The moratorium just means that your landlord can’t sue you for nonpayment right now, but once the moratorium is lifted, they will be allowed to." ~ MET Council on Housing

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reiterated that residents still must fulfill their rent obligations. According to WIVB, he also reminded landlords that they cannot evict tenants.

"As you may know, pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s order, no eviction may precede for 90 days effect March 20th. So if there’s a landlord trying to evict an individual, you are not going to evict that individual, and you’re violating the governor’s order." Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz via WIVB

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