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Program to Take Buildings from Bad Landlords Fades
Housing Violations Not the Issue in Beef with Landlord
Call for More Regulation of New York City Co-ops
For Some Landlords, It's Not Easy Going Green
Dozens of Properties, Millions of Dollars, No Landlord
Years of Warnings, Then a Boy’s Death
Corporate Ties Linked Troubled Buildings
City Probe Uncovered Operator’s Power
Time to License Landlords?
Why Bad Landlords Aren’t Locked Up
Landlord Lawsuit Slapped Tenant Group
Properties Linked to Welfare Scam
Affordable Housing 'Maze' Confronts Would-Be Tenants
Crackdown on Conversions Confronts Danger and Necessity
Cuts Cripple Housing Assistance Network in Inwood, Washington Heights
Immigrants On Front Lines Of Housing Fight
Life In A Landmark: Pioneering Public Housing Site Shows Its Age
10 Foreclosed Buildings. One Mystery Buyer. $19M In Problems.
Nonprofit Eyeing Distressed Buildings Faces Tenant Resistance
Pols Warn Foreclosed Buildings' Mystery Buyer
With housing so expensive in New York, tenants lease apartments and houses. However, the recent economic recession and real estate market crash has made both tenants’ and landlords’ lives tricky. Tenant activists are trying to repeal vacancy decontrol, and rent regulation laws are eligible for renewal. With all of this opportunity for change, Governor Cuomo has come under a a fair amount of criticism from tenant advocacy groups.
Watch a video interview with the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in a 2002 fire at a Bronx apartment building that was under court order to fix its flawed electrical system.
Access to lawyers, translation services and childcare would make Brooklyn Housing Court a fairer forum, according to a coalition of community groups.
Lawyers for both sides say there is a proposed settlement in the lawsuit tenants filed 2007 against the Pinnacle Group, alleging improper rent hikes and evictions.
As Albany heads toward a renewal of rent control, it's time to study up on the traditional arguments against rent regulation, and the counterpoints.
State leaders are edging toward a deal to preserve rent regulations. But advocates who'd hoped not just to save the laws but to strengthen them wonder what the final deal will look like.
An influx of young, more affluent residents is remaking the Brooklyn neighborhood. What's gained, and what's lost, in this transformation? Watch a video interview with reporter Patrick Wall.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Friday, December 13, 2013
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With 2,000 cases rolling in every day and 11,000 families losing their housing last year, a survey found that tenants are at a stark disadvantage in Bronx Housing Court.
"It doesn’t feel good to see your own brother featured in the news as the year’s worst landlord. It would feel even worse to be doing nothing about it."
Tenants may for the first time experience a code enforcement system that rewards their organizing efforts with lasting improvements in their buildings and their lives.
The Jiggets program was set up to help low-income tenants avoid eviction by subsidizing rent for people on the verge of being thrown out. But as this report by an inspector general indicates, some landlords used the program to enrich themselves.
A complex set of corporate relationships (such as the one outlined in these documents, produced under subpoena for New York City;s housing department and obtained by FOIL request) linked Frank Palazzolo, a wealthy real estate operator, and several troubled properties.