A ban on residential tenant evictions will continue for the rest of the year in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. 

The extension of the moratorium for residential tenants came after the state also extended an executive order limiting commercial evictions. 

"I want people to have fundamental stability in their lives," Cuomo said. "Nobody is going to be evicted because of housing."

The ban on evictions due to the pandemic has been in place since the start of the emergency declaration. The move comes also as neighboring Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has indicated he will not extend a moratorium on tenant evictions past mid-October. 

Advocates have called for the state to cancel rent owed to landlords once the emergency order is lifted.