Officials Remind Residents Of Eviction Moratorium, Renters Harassment Hotline

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JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown officials are reminding residents of resources available to help those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials with the city’s housing committee want renters to know that the state has placed an eviction moratorium, effectively banning all evictions during the outbreak.

The state also had banned fees for missed or late payments.

Renters who are facing harassment from landlords are urged to place a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office by visiting or calling (716) 853-8404.

“It is important that our residents know that they have rights if they are renting,” explained Housing Committee Chairperson Vickye James in a statement. “While the Governor has announced that evictions and late payments and fees are on hold until August 20, I know that many of our residents are still worried about potential harassment and the information provided.”

In addition, city officials are highlighting several local resources available to those in need, including temporary funding assistance through the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.

Those interested in learning more are asked to call the organization at (716) 483-1561.


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