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Tenant Resource Fair Offers Help With 'Serious Issues' Facing Inwood

By Carolina Pichardo | September 22, 2016 12:28pm
 The Tenant Resource Fair will address
The Tenant Resource Fair will address "serious issues" tenants are facing with regarding housing, said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.
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INWOOD — Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez is hosting a tenant resource fair to address the “serious issues” Uptown residents face regarding housing.

The fair, which will take place Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Muscota New School on 4862 Broadway, is a collaboration between the councilman and several city agencies, including the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Economic Development Corporation.

Those present will provide residents with information on rent protection, new affordable housing lotteries, rights of tenants in rent-regulated apartments, housing discrimination, housing court and eviction protection.

"I know our uptown residents often face serious issues when it comes to housing,” Rodriguez said in a statement to DNAinfo New York.

“This has been one of the top concerns we've heard throughout the InwoodNYC neighborhood planning discussions. That's why I'm joining the city in hosting this tenant resource fair: to bring assistance right to our community, with specialists on hand to answer questions and address concerns. I encourage anyone in need of assistance to come out and we'll work to solve your housing issue as best we can."

The fair comes as the city is reaching out to residents to discuss its Inwood NYC Neighborhood Planning Initiative, which seeks to work with those in the community on its three primary goals: "support affordable and mixed-income housing, expand economic opportunities and improve neighborhood livability."

Those looking for more information about the Inwood NYC Neighborhood Planning Initiative can reach out to Inwood@edc.nyc.