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vacancy decontrol

vacancy decontrol

  • housing press conference evictions down

    "Keeping New Yorkers In Their Homes" (photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayor's Office)


    I’m a tenant lawyer: I work for a nonprofit that receives funding from the City to defend low income people in their eviction proceedings and keep them in their homes. I can do a lot for tenants and I know Right to Counsel for indigent folks facing eviction is good policy, everyone should have a lawyer in housing court. While I can help people facing unlawful eviction, I cannot make housing more affordable in New York City. But the real reason most

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