Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants landlords of unsafe buildings to pay for tenants to live elsewhere.
The city has proposed tightening regulations on New Yorkers who are displaced from their homes.
The Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the 41-unit building due to instability.
The buildings at 173, 175 and 177 Bedford Ave. have been vacated indefinitely after a massive fire.
The families are without homes after a fire tore through their W. 207th Street building Saturday.
Tenants of 287 Broadway, in TriBeCa, forced to leave three years ago, hope to return to their landmarked building.
Subterranean celebrity haunt La Esquina reopened for business Wednesday night.
Budget travelers planning stays at one Harlem hostel were left homeless Thursday evening.
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