Safiyah Riddle is an intern for THE CITY from CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC are being authorized to help tenants facing eviction by processing rental assistance applications directly.
After five months, tenants and landlords are still unable to use an application that would streamline access to city-funded rental assistance benefits.
A landlord filed 54 Housing Court cases last week demanding months and even years of unpaid rent. Tenants say the city Department of Social Services didn’t come through on its share of the bill.