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Mayor de Blasio calls for rent freeze amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor. Bill de Blasio is calling for a rent freeze for 2.3 million tenants in nearly 1 million rent-stabilized units across the City amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

New law allowing people on probation and parole to vote takes effect in NJ

Ron Pierce always valued the right to vote and remembers Election Day being meaningful in his house growing up.

Should landlords suspend rent during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a major impact on the economy with small businesses closing and companies laying off workers.

Coronavirus alert: NYers rally vs. U.S. sanctions which escalate global health crisis

On Wed., March 11, human rights groups gathered in front of the Trump building on Wall Street and charged Pres. Trump and Big Pharma with a criminal policy that threatens the world.

City tenants hope to add to tenant victories with Comptroller’s help

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants landlords to be required to alert tenants of their rights. Stringer called for legislation to create a “Tenant Bill of Rights” that would keep a check on landlords who try to take advantage ...

Trump budget 'threatens the very future' of New Yorkers who rely on housing programs: senators

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could soon pay more rent for their public housing homes while also seeing a reduction in services under Trump Administration proposals.

Thousands were without water at Manhattan NYCHA complex

Thousands of New York City Housing Authority residents were without water Sunday night after a water main break, officials said.

For People of Color, gentrification is more a curse than a blessing

From a dowdy provincial city in the 1980s, Philadelphia has become a world-class urban center through gentrification – primarily through landmark architecture that now sets the city center and University City, apart.

Rents already rising amid broker fee back-and-forth: study

In the midst of a legal battle challenging a new ban on broker fees statewide, a new report says city landlords are already trying to make up the difference.

Newark steps up rent control enforcement in response to growing demand for housing

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Deputy Mayor/Director of Economic and Housing Development Allison Ladd recently announced new efforts to strengthen Newark’s rent control program.

Broker fees back in New York after order from judge

New Yorkers may have said goodbye to broker fees too soon.

City Planning Commission approves expansion of Lenox Terrace

The proposal to expand Lenox Terrace passed a major hurdle today, though many community members don't support it.

Black America’s Housing Crisis: More renters than homeowners

No matter who you are, or where you live, there’s a central concern that links consumers all over the country: the ever-rising cost of living.

Access-A-Riders left out of Fair Fares expansion

"...if you ask Access-A-Ride users, Fair Fares is better off not existing."

Nearly 5,000 NYCHA residents without heat and hot water Friday night

Nearly 5,000 residents were without heat and hot water at NYCHA buildings in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Friday night, according to NYCHA's website .

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