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New York City frames fresh rules to help 'three-quarter home' tenants

Councilman calls the five Bills a game changer that will curb the excesses of predatory operators

The Bills also try to improve tenants' access to emergency relocation services, making it easier for them to obtain stable housing if they are living in dangerous homes. In addition, all those on public assistance would be advised that they could not be summarily evicted.

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COREY Bates lost his apartment when the rent was increased. His work hours were cut. So in January 2015, he jumped when a non-profit agency referred him to a programme called Back on Track that promised him temporary housing and a permanent home in six months.

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