Saturday, March 14, 2015
12:15 AM Sue Susman
Saturday, February 28, 2015
11:52 PM Sue Susman
Tell your legislators how to strengthen the rent laws when they expire in June!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1:56 PM Sue Susman
On Feb. 25, 2015, Mayor Bill di Blasio testified at a State Budget Hearing - in strong support of reforming the rent laws, including repealing vacancy deregulation. He said:
"To tackle the affordable housing crisis, the City and State must work cooperatively. Even though I know the discussion of the future of rent regulation will occur post-budget, I must emphasize now the importance of renewing and strengthening rental protections that expire this year.
"If they are not renewed and strengthened, many thousands of apartments will become unaffordable. And many thousands of people will lose their homes.
"I also want to state clearly my belief that we must end vacancy decontrol. It is a major contributing factor in the loss of rent-protected units in the City."
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
12:55 PM Sue Susman
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With the rent laws expiring this year, it is vital that we let our lawmakers in Albany know that we need stronger laws to protect and preserve affordable housing. Stronger rent laws are an urgent civil rights and social justice issue for communities of color in New York City and the surrounding suburban counties. Too many black and brown tenants are at risk. We have already lost hundreds of thousands of rent stabilized and rent controlled units due to weak regulations -- we cannot afford to lose one more.