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Can this building be exempted from the New York City's Housing Maintenance Code?

Brooklyn, NY |

I want to start a homeless shelter which is like a free hotel. The apartments will be the size of a bedroom. There will be a kitchen, bathtub and a couch which concerts into a bed. The law provides for the minimum size for residential occupancy. Can this building be exempted from the minimum size for residential occupancy requirements?

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  1. You need to consult with an attorney handling zoning issues and landlord tenant and possible a licensed architect to determine what the local zoning laws are. Also, do you need to apply for a new certificate of occupancy and a skew of other changes to qualify for a homeless shelter.

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