Landlord Can't Challenge Placement on HPD Pilot Program List

LVT Number: #30697

After Local Law 1 of 2018 required HPD to identify buildings that shared characteristics of "building distress," which indicated a likelihood of suspected harassment of existing lawful occupants within certain Community Districts, HPD set up a Pilot Program List to identify if a building was under distress, using certain criteria to rank a building. Landlord sued HPD, and asked the court to make HPD disclose all responsive documents related to involvement of its building on the list.

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BSF Inwood Holding LLC v. HPD: Index No. 157569/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 30473(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 2/19/20; Rakower, J)