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Village of Ossining Board of Trustees Vote to Adopt the New York State Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA)

On September 5, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining voted to adopt the New York State Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA). This vote was taken after the board reviewed the results of a Housing Vacancy Rate Analysis it had commissioned for residential properties with six or more units that were built before January 1, 1974. The analysis found a vacancy rate of 3.06%, which was below the 5% threshold required to declare a state of public emergency requiring  the regulation of certain residential rents.

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal ( DHCR) is responsible for administering the ETPA and is currently developing an implementation plan that will detail to owners, tenants and civic leaders, the respective rights and responsibilities relating to  Initial Building registrations, rent increases , leases, maintenance of services, and protections from unlawful harassment and evictions.  The implementation plan will be rolled out in the months ahead and will be communicated through this website and through targeted mailings to affected and interested parties.

In the interim, DHCR wants all affected parties to be aware of the following resources, which can be referred to and put into use immediately.

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Fact Sheet #31b: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Westchester County - [ PDF]

RTP-8 ETPA - ETPA Renewal Lease Form

RA-LR1 ETPA - Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) STANDARD LEASE ADDENDA
For Rent Stabilized Tenants

Immigration Status, Housing Discrimination and Tenant Harassment Frequently Asked Questions

Translation services- printed material  http://www.nyshcr.org/Rent/TranslationDisclaimer.htm

DHCR, Office of Rent Administration Website home page   http://www.nyshcr.org/rent/