Facing a half-billion dollars in rent arrears, the cash-strapped public housing agency has sent 1,250 notices so far.
Protesters said that small landlords upset with their tenants should be directing their anger at their banks instead.
The governor indicated she would back a voucher program and make more money available for NYCHA to cover unpaid rent.
“We have nonprofits that are stretched too thin, and they are rejecting cases because they’re not getting the resources they need from the city,” said City Councilmember Shaun Abreu.
After five months, tenants and landlords are still unable to use an application that would streamline access to city-funded rental assistance benefits.
At a time when most tenants in Housing Court lack an attorney, and lawyers are going on strike, official review of the ‘Right to Counsel’ law won’t start until the work week ends.
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.
Johnnie Jackson has lived in his family’s St. Albans home for most of his life and owned it for nearly 30 years. First a convicted mortgage scammer took it from him, now a bank is still trying to snatch the property.
Both ‘good cause’ and a tax break for developers are doomed, and other things tenants should know about what made the cut in the state capital.
Additional reporting by Ben Fractenberg Hundreds of tenants at eight Bronx and Manhattan co-op buildings are at-risk of eviction after a private equity firm announced last year that it would not renew their leases and instead sell the units. The tenants, many of whom are low-income families or retirees, were given the option to buy […]