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How can I learn about NYC rent laws?
How can I learn about affordable apartments in NYC?
What do I do if I have a dispute with my landlord?
How can I learn about public housing?
What are the income eligibility requirements for public housing?
How can I learn about Mitchell-Lama housing?

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How can I learn about NYC rent laws?
Visit the NYC Rent Guidelines Board online.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
NYC Rent Guidelines Board



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How can I learn about affordable apartments in NYC?
Visit the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) online. When apartments created under HPD's affordable housing programs are ready to be rented they are advertised online, and in both local and major newspapers.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Affordable Housing Apartment Listings



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What do I do if I have a dispute with my landlord?
The Housing Court deals exclusively with these kinds of disputes. The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal monitors the city's rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments. Harrassment, theft, and assault are always illegal, and should be dealt with by the criminal justice system, the local precinct, the Criminal Court, or the State Supreme Court. Go to the section on complaints for information on where to file complaints about unacceptable conditions.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
New York City Housing Court



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How can I learn about public housing?
Visit the NYC Housing Authority online to learn about applying for public housing, including the Section 8 program.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Public Housing Application Information



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What are the income eligibility requirements for public housing?
Visit the NYC Housing Authority online to learn about income eligibility requirements for public housing.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Public Housing Income Eligibility Requirements



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How can I learn about Mitchell-Lama housing?
There are 97 City-sponsored, moderate- and middle-income rental and limited-equity cooperative developments in New York City, with more than 44,600 units. HPD supervises waiting lists, management issues, and has other oversight responsibilities for 78 Mitchell-Lama developments; an additional 19 developments have shared supervision by HPD and the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mitchell-Lama Housing Information



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