Housing & Tenant Protection

In an emergency, call 911.

What kinds of harassment and crime does the Housing & Tenant Protection Unit investigate and prosecute?

The Unit focuses on long-term investigations into systemic, structured, and organized criminal activity among landlords and developers. Areas of focus include harassment of rent-regulated tenants, deed fraud, and defrauding of government subsidy programs by landlords and developers.

The Office will refer complaints on other matters – such as individual disputes between landlords and tenants – to the appropriate city or state agency or community-based advocacy groups.

I’m undocumented. Can I still file a report?

Absolutely. Our Office is a safe place to report crime regardless of your immigration status.