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Standing with tenants at a dilapidated Bronx apartment building, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio launched an 8-point housing plan to to repair run-down apartments and protect tenants. The set of initiatives harness the City’s purchasing power, rent subsidy programs, tenant organizing, private legal expertise and innovative tools like to break the cycle of deteriorating housing New York City. 

Download or view the full plan below. In addition, we invite tenants, landlords and all New Yorkers to comment on the Public Advocate’s proposals and submit your own by clicking here.

> Download the Safer Housing for New York Plan

> Download Safer Housing for New York Plan (en Espanol)

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