Illegal Evictions Are Rising Across The State, But Landlords Rarely Face Consequences

New York Focus, October 21, 2021 There’s a growing trend of landlords changing locks and shutting off utilities to get tenants out without going to court, tenant organizers say. Published in partnership with City & State. Tamel Anderson thought he had finally found himself an apartment in a nice part of town. This spring, he … Continue reading Illegal Evictions Are Rising Across The State, But Landlords Rarely Face Consequences

Albany Passes ‘Good Cause Eviction,’ In a First for New York

New York Focus, July 21, 2021 On Monday, Albany became the first municipality in New York to pass “good cause” eviction protections, which would bar landlords from evicting tenants or increasing rents more than 5 percent without justification. Despite an extensive opposition campaign from real estate groups, nine of the fifteen members of Albany’s Common … Continue reading Albany Passes ‘Good Cause Eviction,’ In a First for New York