HPD Anti- Harassment laws prohibit building owners from illegally forcing tenants to leave their apartments or surrender their rights through unjustified eviction notices or illegal lockouts. HPD provides information on seeking legal help and low-income tenants are eligible for free legal services.
Brokers, real estate agents, and owners cannot treat current or prospective tenants differently or refuse to rent to them because they receive subsidies or vouchers. This FAQ factsheet will help brokers meet your obligations as a real estate agent.
In February 2021, the Chief Privacy Officer (“CPO”) released revised privacy protection policies and protocols for New York City (“CPO Policies”). The CPO, who heads Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy (“MOIP”), first issued the CPO Policies in January 2019.