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Digital Traces of the Predatory Landlord

Approximately 70 percent of New York City residents rent the place they call home, making landlords of residential properties some of the most influential people in the lives of New Yorkers.
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People Impacted
$ 442B
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Nature and Context

The past few years have seen a variety of high profile instances of tenant harassment, particularly around illegal and coercive actions taken to push tenants of rent stabilized units out in order to create a larger financial return on these units. These cases and the public outcry around them motivate further exploration into the question of how to better identify and prosecute landlords engaging in illegal behavior.

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