- Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR): it is responsible for the supervision, maintenance, and development of affordable low-and moderate-income housing in New York State. Among its activities are oversight and regulation of the State's public and publically assisted rental housing; administration of the State's rent regulations and protection of rent regulated tenants; and administration of housing development and community preservation programs.
- Metropolitan Council on Housing: they have information on how you form a tenants association and what their role is.
- Tenant Protection Unit: In 2011, New York State passed the greatest expansion of rent regulations in 40 years and created a new Tenant Protection Unit (TPU). The TPU's role is to protect the rights of rent regulated tenants and provide information to both tenants and owners, increase compliance with and enforce rent regulation laws and detect landlords’ fraudulent acts and non-compliance with housing laws.
Housing in New York City and its Boroughs
- Neighborhood Gentrification, a discussion by the NYU Furman Center, which includes an article by Brad Lander (New York City Council Member representing Brooklyn's 39th District and the Council's Deputy Leader for Policy) entitled "I would take more than a voucher". Some of his proposals include strengthening rent laws and mandatory inclusionary zoning.
- "Rethinking the Homeownership Society: Rental Stability Alternative" by Arlo Chase, March 8, 2010 published in the Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy.
- "State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods" published by the NYU Furman Center.
- Housing plan proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio over the next ten years.
- New York City Building Department: Click on Building Information Search and type the address of the Martha Washington to get a list of complaints, violations, electrical/elevator/crane applications, and basic information about the building.
- Zoning Districts: The Martha Washington is in zoning area R8X and you can find on this site more information about what our zoning area allows. You can also find a map of our zoning district.
- 311: you can make a complaint, check the status of a complaint, find local events and much more
- Community Board 8 Brooklyn: it is our community board. They have a wide range of committees including one on education, aging, housing, transportation.