WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL JUNE 15 TO CHANGE THE RENT LAWS.
Get on a FREE bus to Albany to demonstrate for changes in the rent law that will stop the loss of affordable housing. Advocates and tenants will rally in Albany on Tues., June 9. Buses will leave at 7 a.m. at 135th St. and Fifth Ave. in front of P.S. 197 and will return to New York City at 6 p.m. Transportation is free, and breakfast and lunch are included. To reserve a seat on one of the buses, call Darren at Tenants & Neighbors at 212-608-4320 x316 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call Gov. Cuomo in Albany at 518-474-8390 or at his NYC office at 212-681-4580
- DO AWAY WITH VACANCY DECONTROL WHICH LETS RENT STABILIZED APARTMENTS GO TO
MARKET RATE WHEN THE RENT REACHES A CERTAIN LEVEL AND CAUSES THE LOSS OF AFFORDABLE
- HIS PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE RENT LEVEL WHEN THAT CAN HAPPEN BY $200. IS UNACCEPTABLE.
See coverage in The Villager
With the city’s rent laws set to expire this month, tenant advocates are planning to head in force to Albany on Tues., June 9, to lobby for their extension. June 15 is the deadline for the expiration of current rent regulations.
Advocates are seeking an end to vacancy deregulation and a change to the practice of rewarding landlords a 20 percent rent increase for vacated apartments — or even more, if the tenant has resided there for more than eight years.
Currently, vacant apartments can become decontrolled if the rent is as little as $2,100; the 20 percent rent increase pushes the rent to $2,500, which is the threshold for vacancy decontrol.
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