First pet-friendly shelter for unhoused families opens in the Bronx

The Urban Resource Institute and New York City Department of Homeless Services unveiled the facility to provide temporary housing that also allows for animals.

Albany Agenda

All the details of Albany’s final housing deal

‘Good cause’ eviction protections, a replacement for 421-a and tweaks to rent-stabilization all made it into this year’s state budget.

Heard Around Town

Report: Rent increases up to 4% and 7% would maintain rent stabilized landlords' profits

“I do expect the rent increase to be lower than it was the last couple of years because the data supports that,” Community Service Society’s Samuel Stein said.

News & Politics

Tenants fed up with nonprofit landlord ask court to appoint administrator to take over building

A group of tenants living in a building owned by supportive housing provider Food First have filed a petition in housing court to get an administrator appointed to manage the building, which has over 150 outstanding violations.


Adams touts state budget for delivering on NYC priorities and 'every piece of the housing agenda'

New York City’s mayor voiced his approval over Gov. Kathy Hochul’s conceptual $237 billion deal announced a day before, but it’s not a home run on every issue.

Albany Agenda

Tenant advocates alarmed about latest budget negotiations

Housing Justice for All published a fact sheet comparing the current version of “good cause” eviction to what was originally proposed.


Here are the details of Albany's potential three-way housing deal

The proposed deal includes a weakened version of “good cause” eviction, an increase to individual apartment improvement caps and a new version of the 421-a tax break. But everyone seems to hate it.


Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies

The Back Home Act would increase accountability, address operational inefficiencies and provide greater transparency and resources.

Albany Agenda

NAACP Legal Defense Fund backs ‘good cause’ eviction bill

The civil rights organization joined with dozens of Democratic elected officials to oppose attempts to weaken the tenant protection legislation.

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Interviews & Profiles

‘Everybody’s watching:’ Brian Kavanagh talks housing and the NY budget

The Senate Housing Committee chair said he “certainly doesn’t need pressure” to find a compromise on housing.


Opinion: Domestic violence survivors like me need housing support

To ensure survivors can obtain safe housing, Albany must include funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program and New York State Supportive Housing Program in the state budget.

Albany Agenda

Housing activists balk at watered down ‘good cause’ eviction proposal

Gov. Kathy Hochul could agree to a deal that differs significantly from the original bill.

Heard Around Town

Progressive NYC elected officials to Albany: No rent law rollbacks

City Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and 19 City Council members said they “oppose any measures to weaken New York’s rent stabilization system.”

News & Politics

Laborers union asks legislature to include $40 minimum wage in 421-a replacement

The Mason Tenders District Council has already agreed to a wage deal with REBNY and now wants legislators to codify it into law.

News & Politics

Housing deal may include provision to let landlords increase rents on vacant rent-stabilized apartments

The Assembly speaker confirmed that bringing back rent increases to offset the costs of renovating rent-stabilized apartments is on the budget negotiating table.

New York State

Q&A: Julia Salazar on ‘good cause’ negotiations and why Solidarity PAC is nothing new

The state senator talks about the state of play on her landmark housing bill as budget negotiations ramp up.


Opinion: Shelter limits are not the answer to the migrant crisis

We need to find sustainable solutions to the crisis, instead of forcing people out of shelters.