New York City’s Rent Freeze Program (RFP) freezes the rents paid by lower-income elderly and disabled rent-regulated tenants—in many cases for decades—and provides landlords with tax credits to cover the portion of the legal regulated rent not being paid by the tenant.
|Professor Peter Markowitz|
November 9, 2017 - In Vox, Professor Peter Markowitz speaks on the success of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), which was created partly because of the efforts of Markowitz and Cardozo's Immigration Justice Clinic. The NYIFUP is an effort to guarantee legal representation for all detained immigrants in New York City.
A new study by the Vera Institute for Justice states that with guaranteed legal representation, up to 12 times as many immigrants have been able to win their cases in New York. Soon, under the Safe Cities Network, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in a dozen more cities will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court case.