Protesters hold signs during a protest against the expiration of an eviction moratorium in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 14, 2022.
Carlo Allegri | Reuters
Throughout most of the pandemic, New Yorkers have been shielded from eviction thanks to a statewide moratorium on the proceedings.
That protection will come to an end on Saturday, and tenant advocates fear that many could be pushed out of their homes as a result.
By one estimate, more than 590,000 families in the Empire State remain behind on their rent. More than 40% of those households have children.
“It’s going to be painful,” said Cea Weaver, a housing advocate and campaign coordinator for Housing Justice for All, a…