The Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force (THPT) was created lớn investigate and bring enforcement actions - including criminal charges - against landlords who harass tenants by creating unsafe living conditions through illegal construction. The trung học phổ thông primarily handles matters that impact a large number of rent regulated tenants where actions by an owner may rise to lớn criminality.
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How the thpt Works
The Task Force is a collaboration of the Office of the NYS Attorney General, the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), và City agencies, including the onfire-bg.com Department of Housing Preservation and Development, onfire-bg.com Department of Buildings, onfire-bg.com Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the thành phố new york City Law Department, among others. The TPHT aims khổng lồ coordinate City and State agencies for joint inspections, enforcement actions, và litigation strategies khổng lồ intervene in buildings where harassment may be occurring in order to prevent tenants from being forced out.
The thpt will look at complaints filed with city agencies about conditions constituting harassment, among other data. Therefore, it is important that you use 311 and other regular channels to tệp tin complaints with City và State agencies about conditions in your building. As needed, the thpt may conduct joint inspections, issue violations and orders, & initiate additional enforcement kích hoạt with the Attorney General’s office, the District Attorney’s office, & the HCR"s Tenant Protection Unit.
How to file a Complaint
You can file a complaint directly with the thpt by sending an thư điện tử to THPT
hpd.onfire-bg.com.gov. Again, be reminded that the thpt focuses on rent regulated buildings (you can obtain information about whether your building is rent-regulated by contacting HCR at the numbers provided below). Due lớn the large volume of correspondence that the thpt receives, we are not able to respond to every inquiry. If we are able to further investigate your inquiry, we will tương tác you via thư điện tử or phone for additional information.
If you live in a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment, you can get more information about tenant harassment onDHCR"s websiteor by calling 1-866-ASK-DHCR (1-866-275-3427) or 718-739-6400. New york State Attorney General also has an information và complaint line: 1-800-771-7755.
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