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Renting Illegal Apartments Can Be Cheap — But A Risky Solution

Illegal basement units are some of the city’s most affordable apartments. These tenants do have not legal protection and many live in hazardous conditions. The Daily News’ Erica Pearson reports on Chhaya’s efforts to promote legalize these units to make them safe, support tenant rights, and increase NYC’s ‪affordable housing stock.