Harassed for a $450 rental, missing housing aid for Ida victims, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | November 28, 2022 - 10:30AM


A 77-year-old Crown Heights renter says in a lawsuit that a neighbor and his landlord are harassing him to leave his $450-a-month, rent-stabilized apartment (The New York Times)

The Department of Justice opens an investigation into RealPage, which provides rent-setting software for landlords (The Real Deal via Pro Publica)

Only 1.5 percent of Hurricane Ida victims receive 18 months of emergency rental assistance offered by FEMA (Gothamist)

Many Americans live in homes with at least three bedrooms and can’t downsize because of a shortage of smaller houses (The New York Times)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 199 apartments in an under-construction development at 1911 Atlantic Ave. in Bed-Stuy. Rents start at $375 for a studio (Brownstoner)

Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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