The scourge of foreclosure continues to plague New York state and New York City residents. A recent report by the New York State Senate says nearly 30,000 NYC homeowners could soon lose their homes to foreclosure proceedings. While the foreclosure rate has gone down around the country as the national housing crisis subsides, it has … Read more New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure
Foreclosure-rescue scam artists are finding new ways to prey on distressed homeowners. In many cases, they ask you to pay for a fee upfront and then never provide any services or save your home from foreclosure. Below are five tips, to help you fight back against foreclosure scam artists! 1. Be very suspicious of … Read more Fight foreclosure-rescue scam artists!
It’s no secret that finding affordable housing in New York City is getting harder and harder. According to the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, over 200,000 rent regulated apartments have been lost since 1981. More so, landlords continue to use tactics such as buying out tenants, locking them out of their apartments, … Read more 9 Resources to Help You Save NYC Rent-Stabilized Housing
Homelessness in New York is on the rise. The total number of homeless individuals in shelters was 50,926 in June 2013. It’s not a surprise that the most commented blog post on our blog is our blog on Homelessness. This blog is meant to help answer the multiple numbers of questions we received in regards … Read more Brief Q&A regarding homelessnessin NYC
The City Housing Maintenance Code and Multiple Dwelling Law requires building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants.Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as “Heat Season,” building owners … Read more Brrr, It's Getting Chilly Outside: Residents of NYC Learn the Heatings Rules for Your Apartment