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Protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday morning demanded that courts return homes confiscated from Brooklyn residents through the Third Party Transfer program. Many of the now-valuable homes had paid-off mortgages but were confiscated due to a late water bill or tax payment. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Protesters: Homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods ‘stolen’ by city’s TPT program

February 13 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“We want our deeds back!” Homes in gentrifying black and brown communities in Brooklyn are being “stolen” from their rightful owners through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Third Party Transfer (TPT) program, said the chanting protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. “We want the courts to reverse their decisions and […]

Assemblymember seeks to combat unscrupulous realtors who put pressure on homeowners to sell

February 4 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

So many immoral realtors and would-be homebuyers are pestering homeowners in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that a local elected official is handing out “This House is Not for Sale” signs to her constituents, according to the Brooklyn Paper. “They come with checks already written in their name, and if not checks written in their […]

Many NYCHA residents have no heat, hot water on coldest day of the year

January 22 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

More than 10,000 NYCHA residents across the city, including at several Brooklyn housing projects, spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day without any heat or hot water amid sub-freezing temperatures outside. The tenants told the New York Post they were forced to warm their hands over ovens, heat up pots of water for bathing and wear […]