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TELL ALBANY WE NEED FAIR ELECTIONS

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Talking about rent reform . . .


NYC Rent Regulation with Councilmember Helen Rosenthal
NYC Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, retired attorney Sue Susman, Tenant activist Khadijah Canns discuss the future of rent regulation.

www.saveaffordablehousing.org

Repeal vacancy deregulation (also known as vacancy decontrol) and re-regulate apartments deregulated under vacancy deregulation if rents are below a goodly amount.
Close the loopholes that make affordable apartments unaffordable (Major Capital Improvements, Individual Apartment Improvements, preferential rents, illegal fees, and more).
Keep illegal hotels - including AirBnB - from depleting our stock of affordable housing.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4IoGxn101E&feature=em-share_video_user

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2015: Year of the Tenant

City Hall Rally to Strengthen the Rent Laws, which expire in June 2015. Sponsored by Tenants & Neighbors (part of the Tenant Power Alliance), and the Real Rent Reform and other groups. 

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10 AM in front of City Hall

2015: YEAR OF THE TENANT
STRENGTHEN
NEW YORK STATE’S RENT LAWS

JOIN TENANTS, ADVOCATES, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR A RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE TO URGE ALBANY LAWMAKERS TO STRENGTHEN THE RENT LAWS WHNE THEY EXPIRE IN JUNE 2015!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 10AM 
AT CITY HALL

Saturday, October 4, 2014

REBNY $$$ trying to defeat pro-tenant candidates

Michael McKee writes: "All three of the Democratic candidates that the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is targeting for defeat are pro-tenant, and are priorities for Tenants PAC. "

CRAIN'S INSIDER

REBNY jumps into Senate battle

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OCTOBER 2, 2014 4:32 P.M.

Jobs for New York Inc., an outside spending group that poured $8 million into New York City’s 2013 elections, is now poised to help Republicans in the high-stakes battle for the state Senate, records show.
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The treasurer of the new state-level group is William Auerbach, the chief financial officer for the Real Estate Board of New York, which ran the 2013 city-election effort for the real estate industry. On Wednesday, records show, Jobs for New York's city-level committee transferred nearly $9,000 in leftover funds into its new state-level unit.

Senate Republicans, who are struggling to hang on to power in Albany, have pursued policies friendly to the real estate industry, while Democrats are mulling pro-tenant policies if they regain the Senate. With the state Assembly solidly in Democratic hands, the outcome of the races for the Senate will determine the fate of many bills in the next two years. For instance, REBNY opposes a bill that Manhattan state Sen. Brad Hoylman recently introduced to raise taxes on pricey apartments whose owners' primary residences are elsewhere.