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Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The New York City Council wants to crack down on do-nothing landlords. Members unanimously approved a bill Wednesday aimed at forcing owners of approximately 100 buildings with a history of violations to make repairs or face fines.

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As Upper Manhattan Buildings Go into Foreclosure, Officials Try to Influence Sale

Monday, October 22, 2012

City council members and housing officials joined tenants and their advocates Monday outside an apartment building on 190th Street to protest the asking price for the foreclosed property. They claim the sale price is too high and will only result in another round of defaults.

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Program Aimed at Cracking Down on Negligent Landlords Gets Mixed Results

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Since 2007, 598 poorly maintained properties were put into the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Alternative Enforcement Program. The majority are small buildings in Brooklyn and the Bronx. A report by the city's Independent Budget Office finds that on the one hand, building owners that clean up their act once stricter enforcement begins have significantly fewer housing violations going forward. On the other hand, only 28 percent of them comply with making repairs and paying fines.

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