Scary Housing Trends? What Small Property Tenants Need to Know

Don't let landlords trick you into relinquishing your rights as a tenant. Consult a landlord-tenant attorney for assistance in court procedures and even before you sign your lease. -- Chereen James

Scary Housing Trends? What Small Property Tenants Need to Know

Officials are currently seeking ways to combat the Housing crisis, where an increasing number of renters have found themselves searching for affordable units. Landlords are attempting to evict tenants in hopes of earning a higher rental income, and in hopes of delivering their property vacant upon its sale. In response to the growing eviction campaign, […]

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

Not only does rental income provide additional revenue to a homeowner, it has tax benefits. The rental income that a homeowner receives is not federal taxable income and is thus deducted. Homeowners can also deduct the interest paid on their mortgage.

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

By Chereen James With the influx of new residents, the increasing demand for livable space and the prevalence of real estate development, New York City may seem a daunting place for first-time homebuyers. But, there is no need to fear. With the help of a landlord-tenant attorney, a one and two-family homeowner can navigate landlord-tenant […]

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

Do you have enough money for a down payment? Can you afford the monthly mortgage payments? How much are your debts? What is your credit score? And can you fix your own leaks?

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

By Tatyana Bellamy – Walker, Special to Workers World Today For Caribbean-immigrant households, buying their first home can be the pathway to stability. Many Caribbean immigrants first came to the United States during the early 1900s, bought brownstones in largely white neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, then anchored dozens of generations. According to a report […]

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]

Report Says Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

National Low Income Housing Coalition released a new study titled “Out of Reach 2018.” It covers research on the affordability of housing among minimum-wage workers.

Report Says Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

By Douglas A. McIntyre Add housing to the list of things low-paid workers cannot afford. While there has been a great deal of research about the problem, a new one crystallizes it. Minimum wages workers don’t have enough income to pay for one bedroom housing in many cases. Financially, two bedrooms are out of the […]

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis and Construction Workers

"The surge in construction prices is coming at the worst possible time for booming cities like New York, Seattle and San Francisco, already dealing with an affordable-housing crunch that has increased the homeless populations and stoked acrimonious debates about growth and gentrification. City and state legislators have tried to tackle their housing problems with proposals to increase subsidized affordable housing, reduce building regulations and make it legal to build taller." - The New York Times

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis and Construction Workers

By Conor Dougherty The New York Times VALLEJO, Calif. — California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis that cities across the state are struggling to solve. Rick Holliday, a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco. Here, […]