MFY Legal Services expanded its externship program with an associate from the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP, who began work on July 9, 2012. Working closely with experienced MFY attorneys, the extern will carry a full caseload, providing advice, counsel and representation in housing court and before administrative agencies. Ropes & Gray Joins …
The Daily News reports on MFY’s class action lawsuit against three-quarter house operators.
Tanya Kessler of MFY interviewed by Cindy Rodriquez about three-quarter house abuse.
Tanya Kessler, attorney for MFY, and WNYC reporter, Cindy Rodriguez, discuss MYF’s programs to help those in three quarters houses.
MFY charges that three companies that rent housing units to people leaving the shelter system, substance abuse programs and prisons engaged in widespread deceptive practices, pressured tenants into signing away their rights, violated the rent stabilization code and laws, and unlawfully evicted tenants onto the street when they became unprofitable.
Bank of America illegally auctioned an elderly Queens resident’s home after they accepted tens of thousands of dollars of mortgage payments.
The Daily News reports on a tenant rally to draw attention to abuses by three-quarter house operators.