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Families Displaced By Superstorm Sandy Are Running Out Of Time

Apr 28, 2013

NEW YORK — Since being displaced by Superstorm Sandy from their Far Rockaway apartment, Cherrell Manuel and her four children have lived in two different hotels. At the Park Central Hotel

Last Updated (Wednesday, February 05, 2014 05:30 PM)


A Harlem Voice For Tenants In Albany?

Feb 13, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Assemblyman Keith Wright has resided at the same apartment at the storied Riverton Houses in Harlem for all of his 58 years. “Not many people can say

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:44 PM)


Who Will Live In Bloomberg's Micro-Apartments?

Jan 21, 2013

  NEW YORK — Nicole Guzzardi's first experience living in Manhattan was, to say the least, cramped. She had gotten herself a sub-300-square-foot studio in the Lower East Side, but space was

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:15 PM)


After losing rent subsidy, disabled NYers face eviction

Jun 04, 2012

NEW YORK – Judith Patel, a disabled senior who was homeless for years until she got her apartment in 2009, is going to housing court this week for the third

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:00 PM)


NY tenant groups gear up for another round

May 29, 2012

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted it as “the greatest strengthening of rent laws in decades” when the state Legislature approved a package of bills last year that renewed the city’s rent

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:00 PM)


Court Finds City Isn't Obligated to Continue Housing Program

Apr 11, 2012

Photo by iheartfishtown When a group of battered women and homeless individuals and families, agreed to leave public shelters and become tenants of private but rent subsidized apartments offered by

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 01:56 PM)


Council Acts on Foreclosures

Feb 02, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste First your heat is turned off. Then the leaks start. Mold is growing and harmful lead paint begins to peel. Countless calls to the landlord go unreturned,

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:09 PM)