Issues

Issues

Protect Tenants and Enforce Fair Housing

Protect Tenants and Enforce Fair Housing

Protect Tenants and Enforce Fair Housing

Many New Yorkers struggle to afford housing, receive unfair or unequal treatment, and suffer at the hands of abusive landlords. I believe housing is a human right, and I will use the full powers of the NYS Attorney General afforded by law to protect those rights. In NYC, asthma is the leading cause for children to seek emergency medical treatment, and to miss school. And lead poisoning in already disadvantaged communities is unacceptably high. Research suggests these problems are directly linked to housing.

My office will seek referrals from the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) for rent regulation abuses and to investigate substandard and dangerous conditions at public and publicly supported housing units.

My office will pursue repeated overcharges in rent stabilized apartments in New York City, and in Nassau, Rockland and Westchester counties, where rent control and stabilization laws apply.

My office will also investigate and prosecute companies that violate the Fair Housing Act in their advertising and operations.