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As Trump’s New Travel Ban Set to Begin, Muslim and Immigrant Advocates Return to JFK

Immigrant and Muslim advocates who were among thousands protesting President Trump’s travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport in January returned to the same spot this morning, hours before the ban is set to take effect. 739 more words

Donald Trump

Rent Guidelines Board Votes to End Two-Year Rent Freeze

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has officially ended a two-year rent-freeze by voting to increase rents for the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. In a move that frustrates both tenant advocates and landlords, the board approved increases of 1.25 percent on one-year leases and 2 percent on two-year leases. 772 more words

Channel

Stabilizing NYC Announces Predatory Landlords List

On the steps of City Hall, Stabilizing NYC announced its list of 10 predatory equity landlords throughout New York City. A crowd of about 100 tenants, advocates and public officials gathered in front of City Hall to announce those landlords who reportedly force tenants to live in horrendous and often dangerous conditions. 190 more words

Community Action

Cries of Tenant Harassment Tarnishes Silvershore Properties Reputation

On June 13th, tenants and their allies rallied outside of the Brooklyn Housing Court to ask the court to step in to address dangerous conditions in four buildings owned by Silvershore Properties. 319 more words

Community Action

Rent freeze stays

By Sabina Mollot

On Tuesday, a judge ruled against a landlord group that had sued to undo the rent freeze for over a million stabilized tenants in New York City. 684 more words

Rent Reg

Trinidadian Activist Who Dodged Deportation Offers His Vision of a True Sanctuary City

A prominent Trinidadian immigrant activist who staved off deportation last week argued Monday night that New York will only be a true “sanctuary city” when all its residents embrace the notion of shielding immigrants from arrest and expulsion. 822 more words

Undocumented Immigrants