One tenant of a Wakefield building lost his electric wheelchair to water damage. He used rent money to save for a new chair, and is now being sued by his landlord.
Facing a half-billion dollars in rent arrears, the cash-strapped public housing agency has sent 1,250 notices so far.
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.
Hurricane Sandy recovery work at Manhattan’s Riis Houses kicked up dust from dirt contaminated by a long-ago gas plant, THE CITY found.
To help renters make better-informed choices, leases must disclose a property’s propensity to flood and whether it suffered flood damage in the past.
NYCHA sends maintenance workers to clean up after each new effusion, but “they’re not hitting the root cause” as sidewalks permanently stained brown force pedestrians to detour into oncoming traffic.
Protesters said that small landlords upset with their tenants should be directing their anger at their banks instead.
Long-time residents say they’re being hit with huge rent increases that have unsettled their lives and forced some of them to leave the building.
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 $29 million state loan was supposed to help fund the rehabilitation of two Mitchell-Lama rental buildings, but tenants say living conditions remain dire.
Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.
A lack of heat is illegal in the winter, according to city law. But tenants have to take action to push their landlord to crank up the temperature.
Three years after a 2019 overhaul was supposed to stop landlords from removing most apartments from rent stabilization, thousands are left unaccounted for.
A record of your unit’s rental history from a state housing agency is the best place to start. Here’s how to get it.
Local Law 97, passed by the City Council in 2019, puts carbon caps on all buildings bigger than 25,000 square feet. With the exact rules still in draft form, landlords are trying to figure out what they need to do now.
Housing officials say that landlords registered 38,000 vacant units so far this year, down from the 60,000 reported in 2021. Landlords are still pressing for an end to restrictions they say keep apartments offline.
Testimony and a new report highlight how rent-regulated apartments are disappearing thanks to creative combining of units. The state is weighing rule changes that aim to end the practice.
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