Legislation introduced by a handful of Republican senators calls for extending and strengthening the state’s rent laws — and creates a bargaining tool tenant advocates may need in their fight to keep rent regulated apartments affordable.
Families whose welfare check is paid for by the state government can still receive emergency rent payments, a State Supreme Court judge ruled recently.
Infants are more likely to live to be
toddlers today than they were a decade ago, but they’re also more likely to
live in poverty, according to a report released last week.
Baking Inspiration, Puerto Rican-style
As temperatures dipped well below freezing, the city’s housing agency last Thursday received a record number of complaints from tenants shivering in their apartments.
Dozens of Chinatown garment workers last week urged a federal court judge to hold a clothing manufacturer responsible for the thousands of dollars in back wages they are owed by the factory which employs them.
Governor Pataki vowed to put New York on the green energy map last week, announcing plans to require utility companies to pull one quarter of the energy they provide from renewable resources.