City Council Passes Bills to Protect Three-Quarter House Residents

After years of organizing and advocacy by the Three-Quarter House Tenant Organizing Project (TOP), MFY Legal Services, Neighbors Together, VOCAL-NY and other advocates in the Three-Quarter House Reform Coalition, the New York City Council passed a package of five bills to protect tenants’ rights and rein in abusive three-quarter house operators.

The bills prohibit landlords from forcing tenants to attend medical treatment or interfere in any way with treatment, strengthen access to relocation services and to information on tenants’ rights. Read New York Times article here.