According to the New York Post, Isabel Dawson is being prevented by former neighbours from returning to an abandoned property in the city that she turned into a shared squat in the 1980s.
One tenant at the property told the paper's Page Six gossip column that many occupants were happy when Dawson originally left the residence in 2008 after refusing to pay rent.
"No one really wants her around," they said. "She is doing her very best she can to get back in."
Another added: "She threatens everyone, she is a super-big woman who uses her size to intimidate."
It has also been reported that the Sin City actress's father still lives at the property he helped create with Isabel, from whom he is now separated.