Hurricane relief for undocumented NYers, Airbnb van scam, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
September 28, 2021 - 10:30AM

Governor Kathy Hochul announces a $27 million relief fund for undocumented immigrants who suffered damage from Hurricane Ida and were ineligible for federal relief (QNS)

Buyers from Manhattan are finding bargains in the Bronx, where the median sales price is $386,000 (CBS New York)

Police seize seven vans used as cut-rate Airbnb rentals on the streets of NYC (New York Post)

Mortgage lenders say flood insurance will be stretched by extreme weather, which could undermine prices and drive mortgage defaults (Inman)

Manhattan’s luxury sales market sets a record with $11.4 billion worth of deals in the borough so far this year (The Real Deal)

New York City's pilot program to bring basement apartments up to code has minimal impact (Gothamist)



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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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