families organized at 8 severely distressed buildings. The buildings were enrolled in HPD's enforcement programs resulting in the rehabilitation and capital building-wide repairs successfully made through the program.
families living in City-owned buildings (TIL & ANCP) now have the right to succession .
families received $1 . 1 M in rent refunds (overcharge orders by DHCR)
saved to tax payers in shelter cost by preventing evictions of 1,801 families.
Recovered in Rent Refunds for
We succeeded in helping implement program changes to 157 City-owned properties. Family members living in Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) buildings now have the right to succession which was not granted since the programs inception.
A simple step of submitting a rent overcharge complaint with the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) resulted in landlord owing tenant a tremendous amount of money.
Landlord Owes Tenant $112,000
Demystifying Housing Conference
Legal Workshops Conducted
- Assisted 1,179 Families
Legal Clinic Sessions
- Assisted 1,804 Families
Roommates displaced by fire find
They were left out in the cold when a raging blaze destroyed their Hamilton Heights apartment — but friends and co-workers opened the door to a new home.
better home thanks to Manhattan
Brooklyn mother fights for
CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Canarsie mom Michaela Bell says she worries for the safety of her two toddlers. She waited seven months in a city shelter to be transferred to an apartment on L Avenue she feels us unsafe for her kids. "It's like an obstacle course of problems. There are no window guards," said Bell.
She has a 3-year-old daughter with autism and a 1-year-old boy.
transfer out of unsafe apartments
Fire victim's return
Families successfully returned to their rent stabilized apartments paying the same amount of rent after vicious electrical fires forced the 49 families to become homeless.
after years in litigation