In recent years, the City Council and de Blasio Administration have greatly expanded the funding for legal services for low-income New Yorkers facing civil proceedings in court. IBO examines how this funding for civil legal assistance has grown.
When a low-income household loses their income or faces an extraordinary bill, they can face a utilities cutoff--or eviction. Did the pandemic lead to a surge in one-time emergency housing grants by the city?
Report including but not limited to: 1. the number of complaints received by the office and a description of such complaints; 2. the average time taken to respond to such complaints; 3. a description of efforts made to communicate with tenants; and 4. the number of recommendations made to the commis
Announced by Mayor de Blasio in June of 2015, an interagency Three-Quarter Housing (TQH) Task Force reviews the use of three-quarter houses in New York City and promotes structural stability, fire safety, and tenant protections. The interagency Task Force includes DOB, FDNY, HPD, HRA and Law Dept.