Post Tagged with: "rent-stabilized apartments"

More than two million tenants benefit from the stabilized rent laws in NYC. (Photo via El Diario)

Hope for Fairer Rent Laws After Democratic Win in Albany

Housing, New York November 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm

More than two million New Yorkers in rent-stabilized apartments, many of them immigrants, hope that the Democratic takeover of the State Senate will bring fairer housing laws, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Frank González, with community organizer Joe Loonan. Crown Heights tenants organize to reclaim their rights. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Crown Heights Tenants Unionize to Demand Repairs

Brooklyn, Housing August 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The mostly Hispanic residents of a series of buildings in Crown Heights have created a tenants organization, an increasingly common practice for immigrants fighting owner neglect, discrimination and displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

José Antonio Ventura and his son, Carlos. Tenants of 331 Keap St., Brooklyn, complain about landlord harassment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures’ Tenants Unite to Fight Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in South Williamsburg is teaming up with lawyers, community groups and elected officials to confront increasing cases of landlord harassment and eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

María Cortés (r.) and Sofía Greene, from Brooklyn, are trying to make ends meet with a tight budget. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Small Rent Hike Means Big Burden for Cash-Strapped Tenants

Housing, Latino, New York June 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Hispanic immigrants are concerned about the latest rent increase for rent-regulated apartments saying that, as little as it is, they already feel squeezed beyond their means, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council member Dan Garodnick (center) spoke out in support of the rent freeze (Photo via Twitter)

NYC Tenants Call for Keeping Rent Freeze

Housing, New York February 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Tenants, activists and elected officials met in support of maintaining the de Blasio administration rent freeze, which has been challenged by a landlords group, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tenants in chinatown protest harassment by landlords on the pretext of "renovation." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Tenants Fight Against Eviction

East Asian, Housing, New York September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

 A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don't leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

Best of 2015, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don’t leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Protestors at the Rent guidelines Board meeting held June 29 at Cooper Union (Photo by Aaron J. Montes for Voices of NY)

The Rent Freeze and What It Means

Featured Posts, Housing, New York, Video July 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

A rent freeze may help, but for the majority of tenants in New York City’s rent-stabilized units, housing costs remain burdensome.

he rent stabilization laws that benefit some two million tenants will expire on June 15. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rent-Stabilized Apartments at Risk

Housing, New York June 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Tenants are worried as nearly 100,000 housing units in the five boroughs are about to be deregulated, El Diario reports.

Tenants outside a recent Rent Guidelines Board meeting (Photo by Steven Wishnia via The Indypendent)

Will Rents be Frozen as Promised in 2014?

Housing, New York June 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

There are hints that the Rent Guidelines Board will approve a small rent increase on the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, The Indypendent reports.

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