Modest Rent Increases Approved for 2.3 Million N.Y.C. Tenants

The Rent Guidelines Board voted to allow 1.5 percent increases for the second six months of one-year leases. Tenants had pushed for rent reductions.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #rent-stabilization-assn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Rising Housing Costs Leave Homebuyers Struggling

A moratorium on evictions did little to address the bigger problem: The country is running out of affordable places for people to live.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #landlords, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Finally Making It to Manhattan

For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.

#landlords, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #turtle-bay-manhattan-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York

The state plans to distribute more than $2 billion in emergency rent relief. Here are some details on who is eligible and how to apply.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater

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N.Y.C. Broker Fees Are Here to Stay. Why Do They Exist in the First Place?

Many renters seeking to move in New York City have to pay up to 15 percent of an annual lease to brokers — regardless of whether they helped find the apartment. After a legal battle, the state affirmed this week that broker fees were legal.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #real-estate-brokers, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Low-Income Renters Who Fell Behind Face Staggering Debts

An analysis of New York renters in affordable housing found that the share of households owing more than $10,000 in arrears more than doubled, a year after the pandemic.

#affordable-housing, #black-people, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-university, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #unemployment

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Philadelphia Is Preventing Evictions Without a Moratorium

Philadelphia is demonstrating how cities can help tenants and landlords.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Biden Administration Moves to Speed Aid to Renters

The Treasury Department issued new rules intended to make it easier for tenants to benefit from the $46.5 billion in emergency rental aid.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-aid-us, #justice-department, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #national-assn-of-realtors, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-aid-us, #justice-department, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #national-assn-of-realtors, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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What the Extended Eviction Moratorium Means for New York

Hundreds of thousands of tenants are still struggling to pay rent.

#art, #evictions, #gordon-robichaux-gallery-manhattan-ny, #houston-otis-jr, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts

Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.

#empire-state-building-manhattan-ny, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #rothmans, #rudin-management-co, #rudin-william-c, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #strausman-mark, #union-square-manhattan-ny

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Federal Aid to Renters Moves Slowly, Leaving Many at Risk

Congress allocated $25 billion in December and another $21 billion in March to help people who fell behind on rent during the pandemic. Little has reached landlords or tenants.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #charleston-sc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Chelsea Hotel Becomes a New York Battleground

Mark Twain and Bob Dylan slept at the Chelsea. Now, developers hope to lure tourists, but they have to soothe some frustrated tenants.

#bard-stanley, #bd-hotels-llc, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #el-quijote-restaurant, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotel-chelsea-manhattan-ny, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords

Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.

#boston-properties-inc, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #property-taxes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #telecommuting, #united-states, #urban-areas, #workplace-environment

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Help! My Apartment Building Is a Movie Set

You can’t stop your landlord from renting out common areas to a film crew, but you can try to get some concessions from the production.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #movies, #noise, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Yes, There Are Nice Landlords in New York

Building owners are making deals with struggling businesses. As one put it: “A half a loaf of bread is better than no loaf.”

#cobble-hill-brooklyn-ny, #landlords, #pearl-river-mart-manhattan-ny-retail-store, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #soho-manhattan-ny

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‘She Wants Well-Qualified People’: 88 Landlords Accused of Housing Bias

A lawsuit by a watchdog group claims that its undercover investigation found widespread bias against tenants receiving federal housing assistance.

#carr-aaron, #commission-on-human-rights-nyc, #discrimination, #housing-rights-initiative, #landlords, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #section-8-housing, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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How to Fix Housing for Everyone Except Corporate Speculators

A dedicated federal agency could foster a huge expansion of social housing.

#affordable-housing, #landlords, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #social-housing, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Landlords Eager for Covid-Era Revamps Are Finding Hungry Investors

The growing attraction of short-term real estate loans during the pandemic is making it easier to borrow to refurbish properties.

#aflac-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-haven-conn, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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Pandemic’s Toll on Housing: Falling Behind, Doubling Up

Eviction moratoriums don’t keep arrears from piling up, and aid to renters may not reach the most vulnerable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #nonprofit-organizations, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states

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When Evictions Loom, Pets Are Also at Risk

Adoptions set a record in the U.S. early in the pandemic, but now millions of animals could be in danger of being abandoned or returned to shelters.

#best-friends-animal-society, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #landlords, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states

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Eviction Records May Haunt Tenants After the Covid-19 Pandemic Ends

Americans who default on their rent may find it hard to escape lasting effects on their financial future.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-scores, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #evictions, #income-inequality, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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New York Halted Evictions. But What Happens When the Ban Ends?

A crisis looms in the pandemic’s wake: Evictions that threaten to overwhelm schools, homeless shelters and food pantries.

#banks-steven, #evictions, #goldiner-judith, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #legal-aid-society, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #unemployment, #university-of-arizona

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New York Will Ban Most Evictions as Tenants Struggle to Pay Rent

The Legislature, addressing the hardship caused by the pandemic, is convening an unusual special session between Christmas and New Year’s to pass the measure.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eviction-ban, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #state-legislatures

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The Real Estate Collapse of 2020

The pandemic devastated the housing industry this year, but there were a few flickers of life.

#building-construction, #condominiums, #discount-selling, #landlords, #mortgages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suburbs

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The Evictions Are Coming in NY and Housing Activists Are Ready

Orders to halt evictions in New York expire soon. What happens next?

#evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Is There Such a Thing as a Humane Eviction?

As a bulge of evictions looms, a Massachusetts sheriff is searching for ways to soften the blow.

#chicopee-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #hampden-county-mass, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #massachusetts, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #springfield-mass, #unemployment

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Use It or Lose It: Tenant Aid Effort Nears a Federal Cutoff

Emergency pandemic funding to help renters must be distributed by Dec. 30. But getting the money to those who need it is no small task.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #nonprofit-organizations, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #states-us, #urban-areas

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What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #foreclosures, #income-inequality, #landlords, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stimulus-economic, #vulture-funds

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Inside One Brooklyn Restaurant’s Desperate Fight to Survive the Pandemic

Half of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants could go out of business. Gertie is fighting to avoid becoming one of them.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gertie-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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California Tax Revolt Faces a Retreat, 40 Years Later

Proposition 13 in 1978 curbed property tax increases. Now voters may strip protection for commercial buildings, helping hard-hit local budgets.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jarvis-howard-1903-86, #landlords, #local-government, #political-advertising, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #referendums, #small-business

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The Tenant Safe Harbor Act Comes to The Hamptons

New York State’s Tenant Safe Harbor Act was intended to help those affected by the pandemic. But what if that harbor is on the fancier side?

#evictions, #hamptons-ny, #landlords, #montauk-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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The Tenants Who Evicted Their Landlord

Covid-19 has revealed the depths of the nation’s rental housing crisis — but a group of Minneapolis tenants has shown that a different future is possible.

#affordable-housing, #evictions, #landlords, #minneapolis-minn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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New York’s Commercial Rents Are ‘Too Damn High’

They’re making it harder for the city to recover. Here’s how to lower them.

#landlords, #mortgages, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial

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With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s

Proposals giving tenants the right to purchase their building are being revived as the coronavirus puts renters at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #minneapolis-minn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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How to Negotiate With Your Landlord

It’s a renter’s market. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of your power as a tenant.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-service, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Small Businesses Need Rent Breaks. But Landlords Are in Crisis, Too.

Some landlords are adjusting rent, while others hold firm. Their decisions are reshaping New York City’s neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #stulman-gabriel

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Unable to Pay Rent, Small Businesses Hope for a Deal With Their Landlord

Months of pandemic-related closures have left many business owners too deeply in debt to survive without concessions or deferrals.

#abs-partners-real-estate, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-and-debt, #garrett-harker, #ken-giddon, #landlords, #orangetheory-fitness, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #schenker-gregg-l, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Work? It Depends Where You Live

From state to state, and even judge to judge, a simple-sounding order by the C.D.C. on eviction cases is open to interpretation.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stimulus-economic

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Manhattan’s Office Buildings Are Empty. But for How Long?

As they grow accustomed to working from home, many businesses are delaying signing new leases until rents drop and the pandemic passes.

#co-working, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #empire-state-realty-trust-inc, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #wework-companies-inc

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Trump Executive Order: The New Eviction Moratorium

A Trump administration order could allow many renters to avoid eviction through Dec. 31. We answer renters’ questions here.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why an Eviction Ban Alone Won’t Prevent a Housing Crisis

Renters receive more relief, but there’s a looming problem for landlords, especially those who own just a few properties.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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U.S. Orders Eviction Moratorium for Most Through Year’s End

The C.D.C. action cited the coronavirus risk if tenants are forced into shelters or other crowded quarters. It did not lift their rent obligation.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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Don’t Let Eviction Become a Superspreader

A deadly pandemic is no time to turn families out of their homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-antonio-tex, #unemployment

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As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help

With a federal moratorium coming to an end, legal aid lawyers say they are preparing to defend renters in housing court.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #kingsley-management-corp, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #legal-aid-of-nebraska, #omaha-neb, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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To Pay Rent and Avoid Eviction, Tenants Cash In Their Dreams

Federal aid and eviction bans have kept many tenants in their homes. With that support ebbing, it can take charity and sacrifice to avoid dislocation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Manhattan Vacancy Rate Climbs, and Rents Drop 10%

There were more than 67,300 units available in July across the city as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus outbreak.

#amazon-com-inc, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #facebook-inc, #landlords, #miller-samuel-inc, #miller-jonathan-j, #modern-spaces, #new-york-city, #real-estate-brokers, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #streeteasy

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