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The problem with tenant screening reports

Claudinne Feliciano was probably the unluckiest winner of New York City’s housing lottery. In July 2015, she was selected for an affordable apartment at Hunter’s Point South Commons, a city-backed development in Queens. But...

The problem with tenant screening reports
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Justice delayed: The endless frustration of housing court

Before the pandemic, housing court wasn’t exactly a well-oiled machine. But at least it moved. Sitting on the eighth...

Justice delayed: The endless frustration of housing court
New York, Evictions, Court

Eviction filings pick up as housing courts get busy

Weeks after New York’s eviction moratorium expired, legal services were overwhelmed by an influx of cases. In the months...

Eviction filings pick up as housing courts get busy
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Attorney shortage prompts call to delay eviction cases

Five days into April, legal services providers say they have taken all the Queens eviction cases they can manage...

Attorney shortage prompts call to delay eviction cases
The “worst” landlords? Depends how you count

The “worst” landlords? Depends how you count

Right in time for the holiday season, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ list of naughty landlords went live this week,...

The “worst” landlords? Depends how you count
The end of the national moratorium didn’t spark an eviction surge, but gaps in federal rental assistance and tenant protections have reportedly given way to a swelling trend. (iStock)
National

Despite no mass-eviction event, filings are on the rise

The mass-eviction event many feared would follow the federal moratorium’s expiration in August didn’t come to pass, but tenants...

Despite no mass-eviction event, filings are on the rise
Eviction filings across the country in September were reportedly about half of the month’s pre-pandemic average. (iStock)
National

End of moratorium did not result in mass evictions

The mass eviction event feared by many when the federal moratorium ended in August has not come to pass...

End of moratorium did not result in mass evictions
Landlords find way around housing court backlog

Landlords find way around housing court backlog

The latest eviction ban was supposed to give property owners due process — the chance to dispute a tenant’s...

Landlords find way around housing court backlog
Housing Court is back and order shall rule: Scheduled first appearances and capacity limits will accompany in-person hearings when they resume mid-October. (iStock)

Housing court is back — with boundaries

In-person housing court is quite nearly back and when it is, order will supposedly rule. After a year and a half of hearings by video, New York City Housing Court will reopen for in-person...

Housing court is back — with boundaries

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