But where to find the property? Here are three examples of properties the city could acquire or on which it could compel the development of affordable housing.Read More
Slumlords drive long-time tenants out of their homes, especially rent-stabilized apartments, in order to attract higher-earning gentrifiers and raise rents. Such slumlords create hazardous, unlivable and unfair conditions by ignoring tenant complaints, denying services and destroying property in and around the apartment. They gradually drive out tenants through attrition, deception and harassment.
In contrast, fair housing policies and programs educate tenants about their rights, organize tenants who are vulnerable to harassment and hold landlords who engage in illegal and aggressive tactics accountable for their misdeeds.