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Tenants call out landlord for not making repairs, fight against rent increases

Last December, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams unveiled the annual Worst Landlord Watchlist. No. 2: Lewis Barbanel. Tenants from six of his buildings in Washington Heights gathered for a Zoom news conference organized by the Barberry Rose Tenant ...

NYS COVID Rent Relief Program accepting applications through Feb. 1

The New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has reopened the COVID Rent Relief Program and will be accepting new applications through Monday, Feb. 1.

Eviction victory: Albany extends moratorium

Tenants in New York City can breathe a sigh of relief…for about four months.

Activists commemorate Jerame Reid police killing

The People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) continued its Justice Monday Protest against Police Brutality this week with a rally at the Federal Building in Newark commemorating the 2014 police killing of Jerame Reid.

Analysis reveals racial disparities in NYC homeownership

An analysis powered by artificial intelligence by SAS and the Center for NYC Neighborhoods reveals racial disparities in homeownership, home loans and foreclosures in the city.

Doe Fund receives affordable housing award

The Doe Fund recently received a Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Affordable Housing Program award of $600,000 for Villa House, its latest affordable and supportive multifamily development in the Bronx.

State agency prevents unlawful rent increase for up to 6,200 city households

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas recently announced that an investigation by HCR’s Tenant Protection Unit resulted in the prevention of unlawful rent increases for up to 6,200 New York City households.

Activists celebrate Biden-Harris victory, condemn Trump’s defiance in NJ

Activists in New Jersey continue to hit the streets in the wake of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ win. At the same time, they are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s lack of acknowledgment over losing the ...

Quawan Charles' killing mirrors Emmett Till's

Killing of Black teenager, Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles, was ‘Emmett Till-like lynching’ says local residents

Politicians probe NYCHA lead reports and COVID-19

As New Yorkers prepare to spend more time indoors this winter, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to the head of the New York City Housing Authority on the authority’s plans to prevent the ...

Stringer calls on NYCHA to protect tenants during winter months amid COVID-19

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA Chair and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Russ to address alarming ventilation deficiencies and other conditions in NYCHA buildings that leave residents vulnerable to a potential second wave ...

Brooklyn BP demands assistance for NYCHA tenants after lead paint found in 9,000 apartments

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined a family who has been directly impacted by exposure to lead paint in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development to demand the agency provide immediate assistance for families who have been exposed ...

Breonna Taylor's family holds NYC rally

Families of loved ones who’ve been killed by police officers came together today in a massive rally encouraging citizens to get out and vote.

CDC greenlights evictions despite continued pandemic

Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump.

NYC rent increased by 34.4% since 2010

Along with housing prices, rental prices have risen dramatically in the last decade.

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