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  • RBS meets $400 million consumer relief goal by handing out $130 million in relief

    Bank completes consumer relief portion of its $500 million settlement with New York
    Just six months after the Royal Bank of Scotland reached a $500 million settlement with the state of New York over the bank’s mortgage practices in the run-up to the housing crisis, RBS has reached the settlement’s $400 million consumer relief goal, by providing just under $130 million in actual relief.
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  • New York legislation to cut Airbnb booking revenue in half

    "It's just a domino effect from here"
    New York’s new legislation targeting illegal short-term rental activity is slated to slash Airbnb’s New York booking revenue in half. According to an article by Bloomberg, Airbnb and its users are on track to generate $140 million in booking revenue this year, from which Airbnb takes a cut around 15%. But come January when the new legislation goes into effect, Airbnb and its hosts can kiss at least $70 million of that goodbye.
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  • Four states sue federal government over GOP property tax law changes

    New York, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey sue over SALT deduction reduction
    Following through on a threat made in January, the states of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey are suing the federal government over the Republican tax reform bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law late last year. At issue is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s elimination of certain state and local tax deductions, which the states claim are disproportionately harmful to their residents.
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  • NYCHA needs $31.8 billion to repair its properties...it only has $6.84 billion

    NYCHA in hot water as neglected repairs have put hundreds of children at risk of lead poisoning
    After the results of new inspections came in, the New York City Housing Authority announced that it needs $31.8 billion to fix its decrepit housing stock. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is an increase of nearly $7 billion over previous estimates.
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  • New York imposes new consumer protection regulations on credit reporting agencies

    Governor Cuomo takes a hardline on consumer protection, mandating cybersecurity programs and other regulations
    New York announced today that it is requiring credit reporting agencies with significant operations in the state to register with its Department of Financial Services and comply with its cybersecurity standards. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been a vocal proponent of increased consumer protection, especially following the Equifax data breach.
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  • New York man admits to rigging local elections in effort to develop real estate

    Third member of conspiracy to plead guilty
    Last year, two New York real estate developers, Kenneth Nakdimen and Shalom Lamm, pleaded guilty to interfering with a mayoral election in Bloomingburg, New York, including using fake voters, to try to advance stalled construction projects. Now, a third member of the conspiracy has also admitted to taking part in the scheme.
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  • New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
    The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

    Plus, developments in affordable housing
    A few weeks ago, we asked if private capital was beginning to show more interest in the mortgage market. And now, we’re starting to see more signs that interest in mortgages that don’t fit inside the Qualified Mortgage box seems to be growing. Plus, big rental-related news out of New York and Minnesota. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • New York moves to outlaw income discrimination in housing

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces bill to prevent discrimination based on income
    While the Republicans leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development are pushing to increase the rents on those who use Section 8 vouchers to afford housing, the Democratic governor of New York is moving to ensure that wanting to use a Section 8 voucher cannot be used as a means to discriminate against a prospective resident.
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