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Apartment hunting? Do these 4 things before signing a lease

Moving is stressful. And not just because of the cost.

NAACP, NYCHA tenants and workers battle city council’s apprenticeship requirement plan

The NAACP, NYCHA tenants and advocates gathered at City Hall Monday to speak out against a potential law requiring apprenticeships for construction workers. The bill (Intro. 1447), which currently has the support of the New York City Council, comes as ...

NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rent on 1, 2-year leases

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted 7-2 to increase rent 1.25 percent on one-year rent-stabilized leases and a 2 percent increase on two-year leases.

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

The median existing home price climbed to $252,800 in May, according to the National Association of Realtors, exceeding the peak hit in June 2016 of $247,600.

The struggle is real for Millennial homebuyers

It's going to be an intense house-hunting season -- especially for young buyers.

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase Black homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027.

New York among top worst states for first-time homebuyers

It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer these days.

De Blasio signs ‘right to counsel’ bill

New York City’s renters might have a fighting chance in housing court thanks to the mayor.

NYC to spend $1 billion to upgrade public housing roofs

Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a $1 billion commitment to fix leaky roofs in New York City’s public housing complexes.

Black families can bridge the wealth gap by owning a home

From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.

Elected officials call for increased temperatures in residential buildings

On Monday, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams held a rally on the steps of City Hall calling for the Administration to move forward with Intro 0722, which amends the minimum temperature to be maintained in residential dwellings overnight.

Fair Housing Justice Center settles federal court lawsuit

The Fair Housing Justice Center recently announced a federal court lawsuit settlement between four nursing home and assisted living facility operators.

URBAN AGENDA: Eviction prevention is good housing policy

Fifty-seven years ago, the Supreme Court upheld providing counsel in criminal proceedings as a constitutional right: when life and liberty interests were at stake, the court’s Gideon v. Wainwright ruling held that individuals were entitled to a court-appointed attorney if ...

NYCHA: Harlem developments not being sold and demolished

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.

Crown Heights Jewish Community Council offering free air conditioners

Free air conditioners are available to Brooklyn residents with medical conditions.