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More than 12,000 Seniors and Disabled New Yorkers Could Get Rent Rollbacks

(DNAINFO)  Amy Zimmer | December 26, 2016 — After wrongful terminations from the city’s rent freeze program, 12,000 New Yorkers could see relief.

More than 12,000 seniors and disabled New Yorkers could be eligible for retroactive rent rollbacks and rebates if they were wrongfully terminated from the city’s rent freeze program, according to the legal team that filed a class action lawsuit against the city’s Department of Finance.

The Finance Department is expected to send letters to these individuals in early 2017 stating that they may be entitled to a rent reduction and credit, said Donna Dougherty, of JASA, a nonprofit that serves seniors across the city.

Many could receive benefits that are retroactive, dating back to when their benefits were lost.

“We want to keep people in their homes, in their communities and in affordable housing,” Dougherty said. “People could be getting a reduction in their rent — $100 or $200.  It’s a huge deal if you’re on a fixed income.”

Source: More than 12,000 Seniors and Disabled New Yorkers Could Get Rent Rollbacks – Sunnyside – DNAinfo New York