Attorney General James, HCR, And HPD Intervene In Federal Court To Stop Eviction Of NYC Rent-Stabilized Tenants

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:09

NY AG, NYS HCR, and NYC HPD seek to join U.S. Bankruptcy Court action to oppose a landlord-initiated motion to push out rent-stabilized tenants 

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Attorney General Letitia James, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announced that the City and State sought to join in an action in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of tenants at 444 East 13th Street in Manhattan. Both the City and State are opposing the building owner’s application to reject tenants’ leases, an application that is a thinly-veiled attempt to flout rent regulation laws and displace tenants.

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