The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families and communities in so many ways that we have yet to comprehend fully. We are all in this together, struggling to survive past a health and economic crisis that nearly crippled our city. As New Yorkers, we have always been resilient and recovered from disasters when given a lifeline and a fighting chance. The COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act is the right and humane thing to do to ensure that tenants, homeowners, and small landlords are not displaced from their homes for extraordinary circumstances that are far beyond their control. This is the right step forward by the New York State Legislature to help the most vulnerable among us remain together, in their homes and not on the streets or overcrowded shelters.