ANHD Applauds HPD's New Tenant Harassment Protection Unit

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) applauds today's announcement about the creation of a new NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) Tenant Harassment Protection Unit.

New York, NY - The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) applauds today's announcement about the creation of a new NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) Tenant Harassment Protection Unit. Harassment is a key mechanism for tenant displacement in communities across New York City, and despite earlier tools and efforts, it has remained rampant. 2017 saw a wide variety of new legislation to help combat the problem of harassment, including Right to Counsel, Certificate of No Harassment, the Stand for Tenant Safety package, and the Speculation Watch List. The new Tenant Harassment Protection Unit announced today is an important additional step on HPD's part to direct focused, coordinated resources and capacity towards the fight against tenant harassment. 

 

ANHD commends HPD's commitment and comprehensive approach against harassment, and believes this new Unit will to make a significant impact for tenants around the city. We look forward to continuing to work with HPD to preserve New York City's affordable housing stock and protect our residents' rights to remain in their homes and communities.

About the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development:

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is the umbrella organization of 100 non-profit affordable housing and economic development groups, serving low- and moderate-income residents in all five boroughs of New York City.  Since its founding in 1974, ANHD has been key in making NYC's community development sector among the most effective in the US, providing comprehensive training, robust capacity-building and apprenticeship programs, and high-impact policy research. In the past 25 years, ANHD's non-profit members have built over 120,000 units of affordable housing in our city's most distressed neighborhoods.

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