Brooklyn A Attorneys Defend Rent Freeze for Rent Stabilized New Yorkers

Is the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) allowed to consider tenant affordability when setting yearly rent increases for rent stabilized tenants?  This is the question currently pending before the New York County Supreme Court in Rent Stabilization Association, et al. v. Rent Guidelines Board. Following a lengthy argument on Tuesday, the Ho...

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Photos Reveal What Williamsburg Tenants are Experiencing

Sara Wolkensdorfer, a staff attorney with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, recently shared photographs depicting the unacceptable conditions at 273 Lee Ave, which include cracked and missing tiles, water leakage, and large amounts of debris from partially completed “repairs.” Check them out below:   http://patch.com/new-york/...

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South Williamsburg Residents Detail Deplorable Living Conditions

A recent Patch article explores the “deplorable and unlivable conditions” at 273 Lee Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The residents of the building, many of whom have lived there for decades, tried repeatedly to have the necessary repairs made but received either no response or intentionally shoddy work. The experiences detailed in the ar...

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Poverty as a New Protected Class

By: Caroline Iosso, Fair Housing Advocate. Since their inception, fair housing laws have aimed to integrate populations and persons of different ethnicities and races. These laws exist in order to promote equal access to housing opportunity and to ensure that landlords and real estate agents cannot pick and choose who lives where and who gets [&hel...

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Structural Violence: Discrimination in Housing

By: Justina Walker, Legal Advocate Imagine working for ten to twelve hours every day, seven days a week. You’re exhausted. It is in part physical, but extends far beyond that. It is not normal, for those who come from more privileged backgrounds, but it has become your normal. The exhaustion you feel, you resent, and […]

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Procesando su Demanda de Discriminación

El Acto Federal de Vivienda Equitativa (AFVE) se permite a cualquier persona presentar un reclamo de discriminación de vivienda. Si cree que ha experimentado discriminación por su dueño de la casa o un empleado del dueño de la casa (como el administrador del edificio, super, o bróker) y ha sufrido una pérdida de vivienda o […]

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Prosecuting Your Discrimination Complaint

The Fair Housing Act allows for anyone to bring a claim for housing discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against by your landlord or landlord’s employees (such as a building manager, “super,” or broker) and have suffered a loss of housing or access to housing related services such as heat, hot water, or […]

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Fair Housing Rights Guide

View the full “Guide to Fair Housing Laws and How to Take Action Against Housing Discrimination” here: http://bka.org/wp-content/uploads/Know-Your-Fair-Housing-Rights-Guide.pdf

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¿Qué son Leyes de Vivienda Justa?

En la ciudad de Nueva York, existen leyes y protecciones en los niveles locales, estales, y federales que se hacen ilegal discriminar en materias de vivienda. http://bka.org/wp-content/uploads/Know-Your-Fair-Housing-Rights-Guide-SPANISH.pdf

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