Tenant Protection Unit
AG Schneiderman and Commissioner Jamie Rubin Announce Arrest of Landlord Harassing Tenants based on TPU referral
During the last four years, the TPU has successfully returned 50,000 improperly deregulated apartments in NYC to rent regulation and restored more than $2.25 million in overcharged rent to tenants.
TPU, working with the AG's Office and State Senator Jeffery Klein, negotiates re-stabilization of 82 apartments with Bronx landlord.
Exclusive: New York State cracks down on landlords who illegally remove central heating systems
Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman & Mayor De Blasio Announce Return of More Than 1,800 Apartments to Rent Stabilization Through Settlements With Landlords and Participation in Real Estate Tax Compliance Program
New landlord deal will move more than 1,800 NYC apartments into rent stabilization system
Nearly 200 Buildings in New York City Flouted Tax Rules, Officials Say
State Probing Landlord Accused Strong-Arming Tenants
New York Officials Announce First Arrest of NYC Landlord Resulting from Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force
TPU head Richard White joins BKLYN DA in announcing indictment of abusive landlords
Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Bill de Blasio Join Forces to Combat Landlord Harassment of Tenants
Governor Cuomo Announces Settlement With Brooklyn Landlord to End Harassment of Rent-Regulated Tenants
Governor Cuomo Announces Subpoena Served on Manhattan Landlord Accused of Preying on Rent-Regulated Tenants.
Governor Cuomo Announces Subpoena Served on Brooklyn Landlord Alleged to Have Systematically Harassed Rent-Regulated Tenants.
Governor Cuomo Announces Settlement Curtailing Immigrant Tenant Harassment to Ensure Fair and Safe Communities for New York City Renters.
Tenant Summary of Castellan Settlement Agreement
Governor Cuomo announces 28,000 units added back to the rent-stabilization rolls.
Tenant Rights in Focus – WSJ 10/20/2013
Governor Cuomo Announces Subpoena Issued Against Brooklyn Landlord in Response to Alleged Harassment of Tenants.
Governor Cuomo Announces Subpoena Served on Landlord to Investigate Allegations of Harassment and Intimidation of Tenants in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx.
Governor Cuomo Announces Appointment of Senior Official to Oversee Historic Expansion of Rent Law Enforcement.
About the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU)
In 2011, under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State enacted the greatest expansion of rent regulations in 40 years. In 2012, to increase compliance with these laws and further protect rent-regulated tenants, Governor Cuomo created the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) to act as a proactive law enforcement office within New York State Homes and Community Renewal. The TPU preserves affordable housing by detecting and curtailing patterns and practices of landlord fraud and harassment through audits, investigations, and impactful legal actions. The TPU also encourages compliance by informing tenants and owners of their rights and responsibilities under the rent regulation laws.
To learn more about TPU’s history and timeline: Click here.
The TPU is comprised of four units:
TPU Major Initiatives
To Contact the TPU:
NYS Homes & Community Renewal
Tenant Protection Unit
92-31 Union Hall Street
Jamaica NY 11433