Below is a collection of resources for affordable housing tenants and advocates.
- Tenant’s Right to Organize: Real Property Law 230 protects tenants right to form, join, or participate in tenant groups.
- Tenants Rights in Foreclosure: A guide for tenants whose buildings fall into foreclosure: your rights during this time!
- How to Organize a Tenant’s Association(English and Spanish)
- What Happens in a Multi-Family Foreclosure (English and Spanish): This double-sided work sheet illustrates various outcomes of a foreclosure, and how that process could look for tenants. It also provides FAQ’s about foreclosure for tenants.
- HP Action Procedures (English)
- HP Action Procedures (Spanish)
- Models of Ownership (English)
- Models of Ownership (Spanish)
- HPD Heat/Hot water Record
- Apartment Condition Checklist (English)
- Apartment Condition Checklist (Spanish)
- Instructions for Using E-Courts/ Bronx County Clerk
Research and Reports
- Predatory Equity: Affordable Housing Under Attack: Our take on what’s happening in multi-family real-estate today
- Mapping Six NYC Slumlords: This map illustrates buildings where 6 major NY slumlords have successfully bought and deregulated apartments, forcing tenants out and permanently decreasing NY’s stock of affordable housing.
- Getting Started on Predatory Equity Research in Your City: This guide, developed by Tom Waters for the Community Service Society, is a handy way to learn more about Predatory Equity and begin to fight it in your community!
- Predatory Equity: Evolution of a Crisis: This guide, produced by ANHD, summarizes the Predatory Equity cycle between 2005-2009, and can be a useful guide to gain a better understanding of how Predatory Equity functions in NYC.
- Breaking the Banks: This report details our several year long campaign against New York Community Bank and explores how tenants and community groups worked with the bank to create a replicable program for revitalizing distressed rental housing across New York City.