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New Laws Would Empower Tenants Caught In Three-Quarter Housing 'Black Market'

Despite Mayor de Blasio's recent efforts, about ten thousand New Yorkers are estimated to be living in overcrowded and hazardous three-quarter houses?apartments, primarily in central Brooklyn, where landlords have been known to cram addicts, recently released prisoners, and the mentally ill in illegal conditions, capitalizing on the $215 monthly shelter allowance the state gives to people on public assistance.
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