In New York, it’s illegal to discriminate against renters or apartment-seekers who pay rent with public assistance. That applies to lots of kinds of vouchers and subsidies, including CityFHEPS, Section 8, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and more. The law that protects renters applies not just to landlords and property owners, but to real estate brokers […]
Property owners argued that 2019 reforms violated their rights and is “destroying” housing. Yet profits are still plentiful.
A new registration law that goes into effect Tuesday targets major online platforms, but listings are already proliferating elsewhere, challenging the city’s understaffed enforcement agency.
Facing a half-billion dollars in rent arrears, the cash-strapped public housing agency has sent 1,250 notices so far.
COVID spurred many tenants to vacate city apartments, but changing rent laws and rising interest rates are among factors now encouraging people to stay put — with few new apartments available.
While the increase is at the lower end of the range the RGB previously had proposed, it’s larger than any hike from the de Blasio years.
Last week, the Housing Authority sent notices to 290 households with higher income saying they must pay higher rent, and foot the bill for utilities.
In this preliminary vote, the board also approved 4% to 7% maximum increases on two-year leases. A final vote is coming next month.
Eviction fears and operating cost inflation fuel an unusually sharp clash in testimony to panel that will decide rent hikes potentially as high as 8.5% next year.
The nine-person board is about to take its preliminary vote, then hear rowdy input from the public. As the city’s affordability crisis worsens, the process is set to be as tense as ever in 2023.