Tenant Harassment

The Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force was created to investigate and bring enforcement actions – including criminal charges – against landlords who harass tenants.

The Task Force aims to coordinate City and State agencies for joint inspections, enforcement actions, and litigation strategies to intervene in buildings where harassment may be occurring in order to prevent tenants from being forced out.  The Task Force will look at complaints filed with City agencies about conditions constituting harassment, among other data, and, as needed, may conduct joint inspections, issue violations and orders, and initiate additional enforcement action with the Attorney General’s office, the District Attorney’s office, and the NYC Homes and Community Renewals’ Tenant Protection Unit.

The Task Force is a collaboration of the Office of the NYS Attorney General, the NYS Homes and Community Renewal, and City agencies, including the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the New York City Law Department, among others.

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