Below are links, which we believe will be of most benefit you and the community.
There are several programs that the city of New York has, which help individuals and families with a low income
bracket to find affordable housing. If you are interested in such programs... they are listed below:
Tenants Rights / Legal Help:
For information on your rights:
For information on allowable rents
for rent-regulated apartments, explanations of rent control and rent stabilization, and filing a grievance for rent that you
believe is too high, contact the NYS Department of Housing and Community Rebuilding (DHCR). Visit DHCR's Web site
New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) also may have useful and helpful information. Visit RGB's Web site
Landlords are required to
provide hot water year-round and 24-hour heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it. Heat season lasts from October 1 through
May 31. During heat season, residential owners with tenants are required by law to maintain an indoor temperature of at least
68 degrees Fahrenheit between 6 am and 10 pm when the outdoor temperature falls below 55 degrees. Between 10 pm and 6 am,
building owners must maintain an indoor temperature of 55 degrees when the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees. In
the event of a heat deficiency, a tenant should first notify the building owner, managing agent or superintendent. If heat
is not restored, the tenant should call 311 and ask for an HPD Specialist.
If you are interested in homeownership!, and
are a first time homeowner and/or are planing to be one, click on the link below:
PLEASE NOTE: The above information was retrieved from: www.nyc.gov.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servies