Users' questions

Who is responsible for affordable housing in New York?

Who is responsible for affordable housing in New York?

These laws are enforced by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). DHCR is the State’s affordable housing agency, with a mission to build, preserve, and protect affordable housing and increase home ownership throughout New York State.

What are the rights of residential tenants in New York?

The rights of residential tenants in New York State are protected by a variety of federal, state and local laws. In addition, areas of the State subject to rent stabilization, rent control or other rent regulation may have special rules that apply to certain dwellings.

What are the laws for Fair Housing in New York?

In New York State, fair housing laws cover most housing, with three main exceptions: 1 One or two family owner-occupied buildings; 2 Room rentals in housing for individuals of the same sex; and 3 Room rentals in owner-occupied housing. More …

How to contact New York City Housing Authority?

Tenants with maintenance complaints about apartments in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings should call the NYCHA Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771. I have no heat or hot water in my apartment.

Are there legal services for tenants in New York City?

Legal Services for Tenants HRA’s Office of Civil Justice (OCJ) provides free legal representation, advice and other legal assistance to New York City tenants facing eviction, harassment, disrepair and other housing-related issues.

What did the New York housing law do?

York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) became law. HSTPA will bring about broad and sweeping changes to the laws governing many forms of housing across New York. HSTPA’s proponents argue that it is, among many other things, a long-overdue strengthening of tenant protections following years of landlord abuse.

Who is eligible for legal services in NYC?

Tenants are eligible for legal services, regardless of ZIP code, immigration status or whether the tenant may have previously declined or been found ineligible for legal representation under the Universal Access program. Email OCJ at [email protected]

The rights of residential tenants in New York State are protected by a variety of federal, state and local laws. In addition, areas of the State subject to rent stabilization, rent control or other rent regulation may have special rules that apply to certain dwellings.