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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Altman case (codified by June 2015 law) could mean apartments get re-regulated!!!!

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ATTENTION NYC RENTERS: THANKS TO A NEW RULING, YOUR APARTMENT MIGHT BE RENT-STABILIZED AFTER ALL

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tenants PAC fundraiser: Friday, Sept. 18 on W. 48th St.

It's time to get Back to Work for the Future!!

Come to the TENANTS PAC FUNDRAISER on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 from 6:30-9 PM at Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, 322 W. 48th St. (between 8th & 9th Aves.)

Honoring 10 elected officials who participated in civil disobedience in Albany for stronger rent laws.

Jazz!!! courtesy of Local 802.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

3 New Laws to Make it Harder for Owner to Harass You Out of Your Apartment

(Photo: Tarika Roongsri in Bedford+Bowery)
Mayor de Blasio has signed into law 3 new laws that make it harder for landlords to pressure tenants out:
· Intro. 757-A, sponsored by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, makes it unlawful for an owner to make a buyout offer within 180 days of a tenant explicitly refusing one.
· Intro. 682-A, sponsored by Council Member Dan Garodnick, makes it unlawful for an owner, in connection with a buyout offer, to threaten a tenant, to contact tenants at odd hours, or to provide false information to a tenant.
· Intro. 700-A, sponsored by Council Member Jumaane Williams, makes it unlawful for an owner to make a buyout offer without informing tenants of their right to stay in their apartment, to seek an attorney’s advice, and to decline any future contact on a buyout offer for 180 days.

NO affordable homes in NYC for those making the minimum wage

NY Daily News
The NY Daily News reports a recent study by StreetEasy Research showing there is absolutely NO housing in NYC that a household with one minimum wage earner can afford.  The Daily News reports "affordable" as 40% of income - although the federal government and NYC generally use 30% of income, and in earlier periods, 25% was considered "affordable."