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Jackson Heights Tenants Sue to Get Their Burned Out Building Back — and Get Back In

Many survivors of an eight-alarm fire are still barred from even retrieving their possessions. They’re in court now demanding swift action to make their apartments habitable again.

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Eviction Protection in New York is Much Weaker as Moratorium End Nears. Here’s Why

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.

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Cuomo’s Rent Relief ‘Mess’ Awaits Hochul as Tenants and Landlords Unite Over Aid Bungle

The state has paid out less than 5% of the $2.7 billion available, with any undistributed money likely to go back to the feds. Meanwhile, building owners and residents are at odds over a possible extension of the state’s eviction moratorium.

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The State’s Distributed Nearly $100 million in Rent Relief So Far. Have You Applied?

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.

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‘A Complete Disaster’: Cuomo Overhauls Rent Relief System After Tenants and Landlords Left Hanging

The state’s badly needed $2.7 billion pandemic rental aid system has given out less than $1 million, with the eviction moratorium end a month away. Residents and owners slammed the glitchy, cumbersome application process.

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Renewing Your NYC Rental-Stabilized Apartment Lease? It’s Complicated This Time

The city Rent Guidelines Board decided to freeze the rent for the first six months — and then allow limited increases in the second six months for one-year leases. Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights.

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The State Distributed $0 in Rent Relief in Program’s First Month

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.

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New York Rent Relief Application Snags Frustrate Landlords and Tenants

Landlord and tenant advocates disagree over the level of residents’ enthusiasm for applying to the state to get back rent paid. But they agree tapping the $2.4 billion aid has been stymied by onerous paperwork and technical glitches.

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Homeowner Help Is Coming — But Not Until After the Foreclosure Moratorium Expires

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?

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Battle Over Rent Hikes Turns to Who’s Suffered More: Tenants or Landlords?

The Rent Guidelines Board is expected to decide soon on an increase ranging from 0% to 2% for one-year leases. Residents are seeking a second rent freeze while building owners are calling for a thaw with rent relief aid for all finally on the way.

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Rent Relief Applications Open in New York June 1: What Tenants and Landlords Need to Know

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.

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Cuomo’s Back-Rent Relief Finally Arrives. Tenants and Landlords Ask: Will it be Enough?

New York’s $2.4 billion aid program will begin accepting applications June 1. Real estate groups and tenant activists have lots of questions, but agree on one thing: The program won’t work without cooperation between owners and residents.

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Tenants’ ‘Right to Counsel’ Expands Citywide. Here’s Why that’s a Big Deal

The new law means all residents whose incomes qualify can get free legal representation in Housing Court for eviction cases. Meanwhile, the eviction moratorium is set expire Aug. 31. 

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New York Eviction Moratorium Expected to be Extended to Aug. 31

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.

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Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means

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.

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What Happens When a New York City Landlord Threatens to Call ICE?

THE CITY talked to some experts and got the answer to this common reader question. We found tenants have rights, regardless of immigration status.

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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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Unpaid Property Taxes Leap in New York City as Tenants and Landlords Struggle

The $1.3 billion in pandemic-driven arrears surpasses the debt driven up during the last financial crisis. There’s a split, though, over whether the void will throw the city budget into turmoil.

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NYC’s Small Landlords of Color Among Those Battling for Survival Amid Rent Moratorium

The city could see a repeat of the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, when a disproportionate share of Black and Hispanic homeowners lost their properties, small building owners and their advocates warn.

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Freezing Brooklyn Tenants Still Waiting Long After Deal to Rescue Buildings From Bankrupt ‘Worst Landlord’ Nonprofit

More than a year after a court ordered the sale of five dilapidated Brooklyn buildings tied to NEBHDCo, red tape keeps frustrated residents on ice.