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WNYC: Tenant ‘Blacklists’ Make It Difficult to Rent

By Mirela Iverac New Yorkers who end up in Housing Court can end up on a so-called tenant “blacklist” that can make it harder to find a new place to live. The lists are kept by tenant screening companies with support from the court system itself — which sells the data to the companies. Landlords and management companies review those…read more →

The Gotham Gazette: Blacklisting Tenants

by Joe Lamport Feb 2006 When Adam White withheld rent from his landlord in 1996 for failing repeatedly to repair a serious leak in his ceiling, he was doing what he knew New York tenants have the right to do when landlords fail to make vital repairs. The landlord started eviction proceedings against him, but they settled the dispute quickly…read more →