Post Tagged with: "tenants’ rights"

Tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are facing rent increases, abusive landlords and an extreme shortage of affordable housing. (Photo via El Diario)

Report: Tenant Laws Fail to Protect New York Immigrants

Housing, New York April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

According to a Make the Road New York report, New York’s current tenant laws leave immigrants vulnerable to abusive landlords, a pattern that appears also in the suburbs and the rest of the state, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Johana Ibarra, a Lower Manhattan building resident, asked the city for more action against abusive landlords. (Photo via El Diario)

City Gets Bad Grades on Pro-Tenants’ Laws Implementation

Housing, New York March 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Two years after the de Blasio administration implemented sweeping protections against tenant abuse, elected officials and community organizations say enforcement has been disappointing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Residents outside 431 Bleecker St. speaking out against landlord harassment at an Oct. 17 rally. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tenants Organize, and Rally, in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Housing October 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Residents protested outside 431 Bleecker St. in yet another case of tenants in Bushwick organizing against their landlord, reports Bklyner.

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.

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Video April 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A BRIC TV video follows the plight of immigrant residents of a Bushwick apartment in disrepair who come together to take their landlord to court.

Calamitous state of an apartment in Columbia Street, Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

On LI, Hispanic Tenants Afraid to Denounce Bad Landlords

African American, Housing, Latino, Long Island February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

A new coalition in Hempstead seeks to defend the rights of tenants affected by bad housing conditions, but local Hispanics are afraid to speak up, Noticia Long Island reports.

Juan Minaya of Inwood. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Eviction Fiction’ in Inwood

Housing, Manhattan November 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

In Inwood, landlords are trying to evict tenants they say aren’t using their apartments as primary residents, and tenants are getting free legal help fighting off spurious charges, reports Manhattan Times.

Iris Ramos, Natividad Pérez and Sonia Martínez, who have had problems with bad landlords, rejoiced at the new laws against irresponsible owners. (Photo via El Diario)

City Cracks Down on Harassing Landlords

Housing, New York August 31, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Latino tenants and activists applaud a new legislative package that intends to halt tenant abuse on the part of landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Bronx Housing Court (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

‘Housing Instability’ and the Undocumented

Housing, Immigration, New York March 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

The undocumented may be fearful of asserting their legal rights as tenants, housing advocates say in a City Limits article.

Helping Tenants in Flushing

Helping Tenants in Flushing

Housing, Queens, Video March 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Follow a tenant advocate as he talks with renters of apartments in Flushing.

Tenants facing eviction at 590 Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Bushwick Tenants Fight Eviction

Brooklyn, Housing December 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.

Tenants rally against questionable practices of their Bushwick landlord. (Photo by Ian Marsh via Brooklyn Bureau)

Bushwick Tenants Protest Gutted Apartments

Brooklyn, Housing January 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The Bushwick Housing Independence Project demonstrated against one of the neighborhood’s landlords, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

Jacek Bikowski speaking at a rally for tenants' rights at City Hall. (Photo by Ewa Kern-Jędrychowska/Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Housing Advocate’s Work Curtailed by Funding Cuts

Eastern European, Housing April 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

When organizations or individuals that serve immigrants lose funding, it affects what is often immigrants’ only lifeline for help: people familiar with their language and background. For Poles, a reduction in funding has cut back the activities of Jacek Bikowski — one of the city’s few Polish-speaking advocates for tenants’ rights.