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Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What New York Can Do

Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What New York Can Do

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Immigrant renters in New York City confront severe challenges finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. This report, prepared by the Pratt Center for Community Development in collaboration with the NYIC's Immigrant Housing Collaborative, identifies those challenges, and finds that by almost every measure, immigrant tenants face housing problems to a degree much greater than native-born New Yorkers. It also proposes measures New York City and State officials can take to improve housing conditions that disproportionately affect the city’s recent immigrants.

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