Attorney General Eric Schneiderman releases tenant protection guide for immigrants
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a guide outlining protective measures for immigrant tenants living in the state.
Schneiderman says his office has seen a rise of tenant harassment reports especially among immigrants.
The guide provides legal advice as well as a hotline number that offers help in more than 200 languages.
Important points the guide makes are:
- You cannot be evicted because of immigration status;
- Rent-regulated tenants are more protected regardless of immigration status;
- Landlords can't remove tenants for being an immigrant; and,
-There are lawyers available to help if you're being harassed.