Examining the Myth of the “Mom-and-Pop” Landlord

An analysis of NYC building ownership by JustFix.nyc

Sam Rabiyah
Mar 4, 2020 · 5 min read

In 2019, New York State’s tenant organizing groups and tenant advocates fought to establish stronger tenant protections within New York’s rent laws, and they were largely successful. Opponents to these policy changes, however, tried to cast small landlords—commonly known as “mom-and-pop”