You are not required to participate in the claims process. If you do wish to participate, you must fill out and sign a Claim Form and Release.
Current tenants must submit a Claim Form and Release that is signed by every tenant currently on the lease or must explain why one or more tenants on the lease are unable to sign the Claim Form and Release.
Former tenants are not required to have every former tenant sign the Claim Form and Release.
Only tenants named on the lease are eligible for payment, but if you are in the process of contesting your status as a rent-regulated or rent-controlled tenant, and have asserted that you are entitled to a rent-stabilized lease, you may submit a Claim Form for consideration. The Claims Administrator or the NYAG may request that you submit additional information to evaluate your application.
To download a Tenant Restitution Claim Form and Release, visit the Important Documents page. You must send the completed Claim Form and Release and any supporting documents to the Claims Administrator. Your Claim Form and Release must be submitted by mail or email to the following address:
Croman Tenant Restitution Fund
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91349
Seattle, WA 98111
Tenants should only submit one Claim Form per household if possible. Payments for one apartment will be divided equally among tenants named on the lease.
If your claim is determined to be eligible, you will receive payments in installments over a period of approximately 38-42 months. You should be aware that it will take considerable time to fully process all claims. We cannot estimate when payments will go out or the amount of the payments until all claims are reviewed and processed.
Confidentiality Notice: If we determine that you are eligible for compensation, only your name will be disclosed to Steven Croman. All other information will remain confidential.