MFJ Urges City Council to Adopt Law Clearly Defining Tenant Harassment

Mobilization for Justice Staff Attorney Shi Shi Wang testified before the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings today, supporting Intro. 1721-2017, which will amend the current definition of tenant harassment by landlords to include misrepresenting the condition of a dwelling unit; knowingly misrepresenting work to be performed in a permit application that does not reflect actual work done; finding that repeated failures to correct violations is per se harassment; and engaging in conduct in the building that negatively affects the use and occupancy of the dwelling unit or public areas in violation of the building’s certificate of occupancy.