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Tenants from Upstate and Downstate New York State are fighting back!

 

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For the last seven years, Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to address the housing and homeless crisis. Evictions and homelessness are at record highs. The crisis is not confined to New York City -- tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are feeling the crunch.

It is a clear result of public policy. Cuomo has failed to strengthen tenant protections or invest in public and supportive housing. Instead he has rewarded his billionaire real estate donors.
This is #CuomosHousingCrisis,and it’s time for him to answer to tenants, the homeless, and low-income New Yorkers.
Tenants from Upstate and Downstate New York State are fighting back. Join us!
On January 3rd, Cuomo will deliverhis seventh State of the State address. For the last week the Governor has unveiled separate pieces of his 2018 legislative priorities. But despite the fact that there are over 88,000 homeless New Yorkers, housing is noticeably absent. This is unconscionable.
Tenants and homeless people are travelling from all over the…

Delivering postcards to Marisol Alcantara

 

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Tenants Carol Outside Alcantara’s Office

 

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Tenants faced with rent increases call on Senator Alcantara and the IDC to pass legislation to protect affordable housing amidst crisis. INWOOD, NEW YORK — More than 50 tenants will sing Christmas carols at Senator Alcantara’s office to call for the passage of three bills to protect tenants from being priced out of NYC; S.3482 would repeal Vacancy Decontrol, S.6527 would reform Preferential Rent and S.1593 would repeal the Vacancy Bonus. Tenants are calling on Senator Alcantara to make these bills top priorities of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in the 2018 budget. Tenants will deliver over 700 postcards signed by constituents of the 31st State Senate district during the event. WHAT: Christmas Carols for Real Rent Reform and Press Conference outside of Senator Alcantara’s district office WHEN: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM WHERE: In front of Senator Alcantara’s office:5030 Broadway New York, NY 10034

Community Meeting Brooklyn: Why is My Rent so High?

 

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Why is My Rent so High?The problems with the rent laws and what we can do about it

Community Meeting
When: Tuesday Nov 14th 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Duryea Presbyterian Church
362 Sterling Ave Brooklyn, NY
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/892687880895051/