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AP Explains: NY gov bringing back legislature over evictions

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is calling the state legislature into a special session Wednesday in hopes of extending an eviction moratorium for tenants and property owners who fell behind on their rent or their mortgage because of hardships caused ...

2 white men sentenced in hate crimes against Black teens

A white father and son in Mississippi have each been sentenced to four years in prison for convictions related to chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding all-terrain vehicles on a country road.

The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’ personal American dream, the reason they had moved to this Southern town from pricey Los Angeles a few years ago.

Supreme Court blocks part of NY eviction moratorium

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked part of New York's moratorium on evictions, put into effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, less than a month before it was supposed to expire anyway.

Baraka sets five-year goal to create or preserve 6,000 units of affordable housing in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka set a goal of building or preserving 6,000 units of affordable housing over the next five years. Funding for the plan will come from the American Recovery Plan.

NY lawmakers pitch extending eviction moratorium to October

Two New York lawmakers introduced a bill Friday to extend the state's eviction moratorium until Oct. 31 in light of the state's failure to send out enough COVID-19 rental aid for an estimated 200,000 households in need.

NYCHA launches program to address lead paint

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) launched the newly formed Team for Enhanced Management Planning and Outreach (TEMPO) program dedicated to outreach, inspection, and remediation in NYCHA apartments where there is known or presumed lead-based paint.

Eviction moratorium is temporary lifeline for renters

According to the Eviction Crisis Monitor, as of June 20, 2021 there are over 230,000 active eviction cases in New York State.

Schumer wants $80 billion for public housing from federal government

New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is making a push for at least an $80 billion dollar investment in federal public housing funds via the just-proposed American Jobs Plan.

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.