In Bronx Housing Court, Tenants Fight to Stay in Their Homes

Since New York’s eviction moratorium ended in January, tenants and their landlords are returning to housing court.

#bronx-nyc, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #public-defenders-and-court-appointed-lawyers-criminal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Rents Will Rise by at Least 3.25 Percent for 2 Million New Yorkers

With landlords facing higher costs for property maintenance, a rent regulation panel approved some of the largest increases for rent-stabilized units in nearly a decade.

#inflation-economics, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Housing Market Has Altered the Math of Moving

The housing market has altered the math of moving for nearly everyone.

#interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #landlords, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

Start-Ups Flock to WeWork, Trellis and Other Low-Commitment Spaces

The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.

#canopy-space-inc, #co-working, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #landlords, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #start-ups, #wework-companies-inc, #workplace-environment

The Tenants Tried to Stop an Eviction. Now They Could Own the Building

When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each.

#evictions, #housing-development-fund-corp, #landlords, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #south-bronx-bronx-ny, #urban-homesteading-assistance-board

In New York, Rents May Rise for More Than 2 Million

The city board that sets rents on most regulated apartments may be considering some of the highest increases in years.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Looming Rent Increase of Up to 9 Percent Tests Adams’s Housing Priorities

Some Democrats are calling proposed increases for New York City’s roughly one million rent stabilized apartments “unconscionable.” Mayor Eric Adams says he wants to support small landlords.

#adams-eric-l, #city-council-nyc, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New York Evictions Accelerate After a Two-Year Dip

Activity in the city’s housing courts, which used to process more eviction cases than any other city in the nation, is rising after a pandemic moratorium.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

How 2 Industries Stymied Justice for Young Lead Paint Victims

The U.S. insurance and real estate industries have waged a decades-long campaign to avoid liability in lead cases, helping to prolong an epidemic. The cost for millions of children has been incalculable.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #insurance, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #lead, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ryan-sean-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

Rents Surge in New York City at Double the National Rate

While rents plunged at the start of the pandemic, they are now surging, and the increase is double the national rate, amplifying the city’s affordability crisis.

#brookings-institution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #small-property-owners-of-new-york, #streeteasy, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

To Fill Empty Retail Space, Landlords Tap Doctors and Dentists

Health care providers are increasingly opening offices and clinics in street-level storefronts, malls and shopping centers, taking advantage of rents depressed by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #landlords, #mixed-use-developments, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

A Henry Darger Dispute: Who Inherits the Rights to a Loner’s Genius?

Since this reclusive artist died in 1973, his landlords have controlled work left behind in his apartment. Now relatives are challenging that stewardship in court.

#art, #chicago-ill, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #darger-henry, #intuit-inc, #landlords, #maier-vivian, #museum-of-everything, #outsider-art-fair

English Island Seeks a Landlord-King Who Likes Solitude, Seals and Beer

On Piel Island, winters are wet, travel is limited, and the solitary pub crowns the landlord king or queen under a shower of beer.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #england, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landlords, #palaces-and-castles, #piel-island-england

Manhattan Rents Break Another Record, as Market Shows Signs of Cooling

The median rent reached nearly $3,400 in December, the highest price ever for the traditionally quiet month.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

What We Know About the Building in the Bronx Apartment Fire

The companies purchased Twin Parks North West, the Bronx building where there was a deadly fire, along with seven other buildings in the borough for $166 million.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Good Cause Eviction Is a Landlord’s Worst Nightmare

The comedian and journalist Jeff Seal takes to the streets to rally support for a little-known bill that would protect millions of New Yorkers from unjust evictions. But a powerful lobby stands in its way.

#evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Federal Rental Assistance Is Running Out, With Tenants Still in Need

An announcement from the Treasury Department on Friday revealed that there was less money available for renters than some states had hoped.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #treasury-department, #united-states

The Work in My Building Is Endless and Invasive. Can I Withhold Rent?

A landlord is entitled to reasonable access to a tenant’s apartment. But there are limits, and now is not a good time to be fighting with renters.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renovations-play

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

To Open Homeless Shelters, N.Y.C. Relied on Landlord With Checkered History

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to revamp the homeless shelter system, but some of the main players have not changed.

#buildings-structures, #daniel-rabinowitz, #david-levitan, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-social-services, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #landlords, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shimmie-horn

Landlord Accused of Demanding Sex From Tenants to Pay $4.5 Million

A federal civil rights suit had accused Joseph Centanni of demanding sexual acts from tenants in Elizabeth, N.J. He denied wrongdoing, but agreed to pay.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #compensation-for-damages-law, #elizabeth-nj, #justice-department, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

As Pandemic Evictions Rise, Spaniards Declare ‘War’ on Wall Street Landlords

Protesters in Barcelona are pushing back against foreign investment firms that have bought up thousands of homes over the past decade and are forcing out residents who can’t pay the rent.

#barcelona-spain, #cerberus-capital-management, #colau-ada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #landlords, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #squatters

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Taking a Toll on Housing in the Bronx

In a New York City borough where residents have long struggled to afford their homes, thousands are now threatened with eviction as state pandemic aid dwindles.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New York to Stop Accepting Applications for Pandemic Rental Aid

Officials said demand for the pandemic relief program was “far outstripping” available funds. Gov. Kathy Hochul has asked the federal government for almost $1 billion more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

With Cases Piling Up, an Eviction Crisis Unfolds Step by Step

Evictions are rising nationwide. “We don’t know where the ceiling is,” one expert said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #milwaukee-wis, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sperling-gene, #st-louis-mo

WeWork Goes Public Two Years After Aborted I.P.O.

The co-working operation is being absorbed into a special-purpose acquisition company. It must contend with new dynamics in commercial real estate.

#co-working, #initial-public-offerings, #landlords, #mathrani-sandeep, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #neumann-adam, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #softbank-corporation, #son-masayoshi, #stocks-and-bonds, #wework-companies-inc

‘The Moratorium Saved Us. It Really Did.’

With the eviction moratorium over, the road to more opportunity and less inequality runs through affordable housing.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cleveland-ohio, #evictions, #foreclosures, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

As national eviction protections lapse, much of the rental assistance sits unspent. Aid was slowed by red tape, resistance from landlords and the difficulty of navigating an informal market. Does a lease on a napkin qualify?

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #house-financial-services-committee, #landlords, #local-government, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #sperling-gene, #states-us

New York Passes Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium to January

New York is the first state to pass a new measure to protect struggling renters since the Supreme Court whittled away at existing shields against eviction.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions in Rare Special Session

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

America’s Homelessness Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse

Congress allocated enough money to stave off a wave of evictions, but it’s not being sent to renters fast enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government

Most Rental Assistant Funds Not Yet Distributed, Figures Show

Just $1.7 billion in funds intended to prevent eviction were disbursed in July as the White House braces for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down its eviction moratorium.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #evictions, #landlords, #local-government, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Court Allows Biden Evictions Ban to Remain in Place for Now

The policy is now headed to the Supreme Court, where it is expected to face a tough reception.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #landlords, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

What to Know About Evictions and Rent Relief in New York

After the Supreme Court blocked the central component of New York’s eviction moratorium, pressure is building on the state to dole out pandemic rent relief.

#evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Take Over Hotels.

A discussion on the escalating problem of unaffordability.

#affordable-housing, #eminent-domain, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #zoning

Why Some in This Neighborhood Oppose a Museum Dedicated to Their Culture

In Chinatown, anti-gentrification protesters are furious over funding granted to a museum that they say doesn’t represent their community.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #jing-fong-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #maasbach-nancy-yao, #manhattan-nyc, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rikers-island-prison-complex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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