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General information for tenants

AAFE tenants receive information regarding our housing policies when they lease an apartment, receive updates annually and as needed. They are encouraged to call the Property Management Office (Stanton Norfolk) with any questions or concerns. This page includes general information summarizing our policies on two common issues.

For more in-depth information about rules and responsibilities of tenants and building owners, please consult the “ABCs of Housing,” a guide from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. It is available in 10 languages.

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(212) 477-2265

Transfer Policy
Current AAFE tenants may request a transfer to another unit in the same building or a different AAFE building so long as they have lived in their existing apartment continuously for at least 2 years (1 year for tenants 62+). Applicants will have an equal opportunity for a transfer and will be prioritized as follows: (1) transfers for emergencies and/or safety reasons; (2) transfers due to reasonable accommodation; (3) transfers due to a change in household composition. Transfer applications will be considered if/when there are availabilities. Tenants will be eligible for transfer if they are in good standing for the past 24 months, and they meet the applicable household size and income requirements outlined in the HPD regulatory agreement. The full transfer policy, including complete eligibility requirements and application instructions, is available from the management office.

Succession Rights Policy
AAFE models its policy regarding succession rights on guidelines from the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR). A family member of a tenant in rent stabilized housing may have a right to a renewal lease when the tenant dies or permanently leaves the apartment. To be eligible, the family member must have been a primary resident in the apartment for the previous 2 yaers (1 year if the family member is 62+ or disabled). A family member is defined as either a spouse, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in- law or daughter-in-law of the tenant or permanent tenant. The definition also includes any other person living with the tenant as a primary resident who can prove emotional and financial commitment and interdependence. Tenants may provide notice (via DHCR Form RA-23.5) at any time to AAFE Property Management of the names of anyone (other than the tenant) residing in the apartment. Or, AAFE may at any time, but no more than once in any twelve months, request from the tenant the names of all such persons. The full DHCR policy is available here.

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AAFE is an equal opportunity housing provider. AAFE will not discriminate against prospective residents on the basis of the fact or perception of their race, religion, creed, national origin, age, color, sex, blindness or other physical or mental disability, marital status, domestic partner status, familial status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, having Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS related conditions, medical condition, height, weight, political affiliation, source of income, any arbitrary basis, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. AAFE will not discriminate against prospective residents on the basis of their receipt of, or eligibility for, housing assistance under any federal, state or local housing assistance program or on the basis that prospective residents have minor children. AAFE will not discriminate against any eligible applicants using Section 8 certificates or vouchers or other rental assistance.
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