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.
Illustrating a growing trend, a private equity firm that scooped up hundreds of rental units in The Bronx is forcing some tenants out, making the case for “Good Cause” eviction protections.
A group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is dialing voters and patching them through to their local reps.
Bill de Blasio guaranteed Housing Court attorneys to all in need. That may not be enough when the eviction freeze expires as soon as Jan. 15.
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State lawmakers renew and rework tenant relief to fit a Supreme Court decision won by property owners — cheering advocates but drawing threats of further legal action.
A special session in Albany is imminent to extend a pandemic pause keeping tenants in their homes following a Supreme Court strikedown. Meanwhile, a $2.7 billion relief program still struggles to get aid paid.
New Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to speed up the state’s rent relief program. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium and gutted the state moratorium, which ends Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.
The feds have extended the residential evictions moratorium to Oct. 3, overriding New York’s Aug. 31 deadline. Meanwhile, applying for rent relief could offer additional protection against eviction. Here’s what you need to know.
Tenants and landlords still have two months to apply before the state’s rent moratorium expires. Here’s what you need to know — including how to get help in tapping the $2.7 billion first-come, first-served pot of funding.
The state recently announced a plan to use more than $540 million of federal relief funds to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure due to the pandemic. But will the aid be enough — and will it reach homeowners soon enough?
The $2.4 billion state program, funded by the latest federal stimulus package, aims to help owners and residents by paying off rent debt. Here’s what you’ll need to apply.
The pandemic-spurred protections will stretch beyond the May 1 deadline, with state rent relief aid on the way. Here’s what you need to know — and do.
After a year of Band-Aids, lawmakers in Albany finally have the big bucks to pass a substantial relief program as part of the state budget. Here’s what you need to know about what’s on the table for renters, landlords and homeowners.