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Brooklyn Tenants Sue NYCHA Over Constant Gas Outages

Nearly 200 Red Hook Houses residents have been without cooking gas since January, forcing them to use hot plates or spend money on take-out. Tenants say they’re victims of a longstanding pattern of neglect.

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The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ends Feb. 26. Here’s What You Need to Do

Housing advocates made a tool to help tenants easily fill out and submit the hardship declaration required to stave off eviction proceedings until at least May 1.

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NYC Families Caught in Rent Aid Catch-22 Sue to Sidestep State Blockade

New York forces FHEPS voucher applicants to get sued for eviction before they can qualify for help — impossible during a Housing Court moratorium approaching its first anniversary.

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What ‘Cancel Rent’ Means to NYC Homeowners and Small Landlords

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants newsletter for the latest updates.

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New York’s New Eviction Moratorium Protections Are Not Automatic. Here’s What You Need to Do

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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How to Tell if You’re Being Evicted — and Other Tenant Questions Answered

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about renting in NYC. Sign up for our tenants’ newsletter for the latest updates.

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Tenants of Fort Greene Brownstone Commune Charge Landlord Harassment

A resident was allegedly forced out of their room — one of two purported attempted lockouts there this month. Housing advocates across the city say some building owners are trying to make illegal end-runs around the pandemic-spurred evictions freeze.

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Evictions on Hold Until Oct. 1, but Pre-Pandemic Housing Court Cases Forge Ahead

Some tenants breathe easier with new clarity from the courts about how and when cases may resume. But others are first in line when evictions restart.

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Courts Offer Chance to Delay Eviction and Other Cases Over Illness

New Yorkers will be able to request deferments due to "flu-like symptoms" or possible coronavirus exposure starting Friday, court officials said.

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Eviction Drop Fuels Push to Expand Free Housing Help for Low-Income NYC Tenants

Citywide eviction rate fell 18% over the last two years — credited, in part, to the Right to Counsel law. City Council mulls increasing eligibility.

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Asbestos and Costs Hikes Snag Bronx Housing Court Move

The Grand Concourse hall of justice for landlords and tenants was supposed to complete a move to a larger space this year. Then came the bill.