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Are Tenants Advocates Out of Leverage?

Apr 05, 2011

Photo (cc) Matt Ryan At midnight on June 15 the state's rent laws, which keep thousands of apartments across the city affordable, will expire. Tenant advocates didn't want to be here. They


With Housing in Turmoil, Cuomo Offers Few Clues

Jan 12, 2011

Photo by John Dalton In his various runs for public office, Jimmy McMillan has famously declared the rent "is too damned high." But, with rent regulation set to expire this year,


Council Approves Safe Housing Act

Jan 06, 2011

One of the buildings that made the city's list in 2009. Taking aim at the city's worst landlords, the City Council expanded a housing program Wednesday that forces property owners to


Homeless Cuts Take Aim at Families

Dec 06, 2010

Photo (cc) Christine Nieves clung to a child-sized coat slung over her chest just outside of the Auburn Family Shelter. It was one of the first December days where a conversation would


Council to Expand Safe Housing Act

Dec 01, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 Courtney Gross. HPD Commissioner Rafael Cestero, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Gale Brewer announce new legislation Tuesday. Clutching a sign splashed with the slogan, "No More Asthma,"