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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Cuomo extends moratorium on COVID-related residential evictions until Jan. 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the State's Tenant Safe Harbor Act is being expanded until Jan. 1, 2021 to protect additional residential tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread

The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters through the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus

Created Equal: Are reparations owed to Blacks barred from buying property?

Levittown, Long Island was set up, from its inception in 1947, to leave Black Americans out.

Thousands of NYC apartments empty due to exodus to suburbs

In Manhattan, where an apartment is typically gone in a New York minute, more than 13,000 units are sitting empty, according to a new report by Miller Samuel and real estate giant Douglas Elliman.