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Useful Links

Sky Management
www.skymanagement.com
www.nofeeapartments.net
Website of our owner/landlord.

Shalom Tenants Alliance
www.shalomtenants.org
Citywide alliance of tenants in Shalom owned/operated buildings. All of our building details are available here: http://www.shalomtenants.org/listings/listingview.php?listingID=8.

NYC.gov
www.nyc.gov
The entire city government and all city agencies are just one click away . . .

Tenant Net
www.tenant.net
Residential Tenants Rights information, advice and advocacy for tenants from New York. You can do keyword searches to find housing court cases and articles about landlord-tenant issues.

Tenants & Neighbors
www.tenantsandneighbors.org
New York State's largest tenants' rights organization.

Rent Guidelines Board
www.housingnyc.com
51 Chambers Street, Suite 202. New York 10007 (Phone: 212-385-2934)
Offers research reports, information on rent guidelines, and various publications from the DHCR, Housing Maintenance Code, and Attorney General You can send your housing questions to staff by email.

Division of Housing and Community Renewal
http://www.dhcr.state.ny.us/
25 Beaver Street, New York 10004 (Phone: 1-866-275-3427)
The DHCR administers the rent regulation process. In the Rent Administration section of the website, or at their burrough/district offices, you can get all of the forms you need to request information and file complaints.

Tenant’s Rights Guide
http://www.oag.state.ny.us/realestate/tenants_rights_guide.html
General overview of tenants’ rights from the Office of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The guide is also available from the Attorney General’s office: 120 Broadway, New York 10271 (phone: 212-416-8000).

Rent Law
http://www.rentlaw.com/newyorkrentlaw.htm
Various legal resources for New York tenants.

Metropolitan Council on Housing
http://metcouncil.net/
339 Lafayette Street, #301, New York 10012 (Phone: 212-979-0611)
The Met Council is a city-wide membership tenant organization for more than thirty years. Met Council's monthly newspaper Tenant/Inquilino, covers a broad array of topics of interest to tenants.

Rent Wars
http://www.rentwars.com/
Rent Wars is a website and TV show that chronicles the travails of tenants who live in buildings owned and operated by Slumlords. It hopes to educate tenants as to their rights. Weekly at 6pm every Sunday, Time Warner Ch. 67, RCN Ch. 110. Without converter: Time Warner Ch. 16, RCN Ch. 110.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/home.html
100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038
Find who is true owner of the building, check housing code violations, report violations.

Department of Buildings
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/home.html
60 Hudson Street, Manhattan
File/check for violations and complaints and see if work permits are on file.

Department of Sanitation
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dos/home.html
Get information on sanitation and recycling. File complaints for sanitation and recycling violations.

Department of Environmental Protection
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/home.html
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 10th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373
For concerns or complaints regarding water, air, noise, sewer, industrial wastes, hazardous materials, or water meter problems, call 3-1-1 or email the commissioner: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildep.html.

Consumer Law Help Manual: Landlord-Tenant Laws
http://www.consumer.state.ny.us/clahm/Clahm-Landlords.htm
The Consumer Law Manual addresses the most common consumer questions regularly presented to New York's consumer advocates.

Federal Trade Commission: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpa/fdcpact.htm
"It is the purpose of this title to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors, to insure that those debt collectors who refrain from using abusive debt collection practices are not competitively disadvantaged, and to promote consistent State action to protect consumers against debt collection abuses.
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Free Legal Advice Online
All of these sites allow you to search for info on legal matters or post your questions and get free advice from attorneys:

Nolo: http://www.nolo.com/
Law Guru: http://www.lawguru.com/
FindLaw: http://www.findlaw.com/
FreeAdvice: http://freeadvice.com/
Law Street: http://www.lawstreet.com/


Government Representatives

City Council District
Council District #4
Dan Garodnick

Manhattan Borough President
Scott Stringer

State Senate Representative
State Senate District #28
Jose Serano, Jr.

State Assembly Representative
State Assembly District #73
Jonathan L. Bing
LOB 530
Albany, NY 12248
http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=073

US Senate Representatives
Hillary Clinton
476 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
http://clinton.senate.gov/

Charles Schumer
313 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
http://schumer.senate.gov/webform.html

US Congressional Representative
US Congressional District #14
Carolyn Maloney
2331 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
http://www.house.gov/maloney/

(Her district office is right across the street from us.)