MFY filed suit on behalf of elderly Chinatown tenants who are seeking an injunction and damages after their landlord repeatedly brought eviction cases against them for rent they did not owe. Read complaint here. The case was resolved on 12/31/14 to the satisfaction of all parties.
MFY is representing the Fair Housing Justice Center in a lawsuit filed on May 29, 2013 alleging that the owners and managers of five independent senior living residences with more than 600 apartments discriminate on the basis of disability, religion and race. Read the complaint.
In response to a request for information, MFY urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to mitigate the hardships faced by young people who are unable to pay back private student loans.
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, MFY shows how Fannie and Freddie Mac’s refusal to reduce mortgage principal will blight once thriving neighborhoods and add to taxpayers’ burdens.
In written testimony to the federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, MFY urged the agency to apply the protections provided under Regulation E to all GPR prepaid cards, to require easy-to-read fee disclosures, to prohibit overdraft fees and credit features, to prohibit deceptive claims about building credit, and to eliminate pre-dispute arbitration clauses.
The New York Daily News reports on the conditions at Surf Manor Adult Home in Brooklyn, where with MFY’s help residents are suing the home for bedbug infestations and other unhealthy and dangerous conditions.