Monday, August 13, 2012

Rally for DHCR to ENFORCE the 2011 rent laws

Rally for Stronger Rules and Regulations about Rent Law Enforcement

August 28  
9:00 AM, outside 22 Reade Street

On August 28 at 9:00 AM, join rent regulated tenants, housing organizations, and elected officials for a rally and press conference calling on Governor Cuomo to show the strong, true leadership that is necessary to stop landlords from violating the rent laws.

When the rent laws were strengthened in 2011, one of the most important provisions was that rules and regulations would be issued about how the rent laws would be enforced. This was so critical because so many landlords seem to have been rampantly violating the rent laws in an effort to raise rents and deregulate rent stabilized units -- and the current rules and regulations are so weak they have been often been able to do this with almost total impunity.

It has now been more than a year since the 2011 rent law was passed, and still, there have been no changes whatsoever to the rules and regulations. On August 28, the DHCR will hold a hearing on proposed amendments that simply bring the current rules and regulations in line with the rent law as amended in 2011. Tenants will take this opportunity to demand that Governor Cuomo champion immediate and meaningful reforms to the rules and regulations, and to articulate publicly what changes we are demanding. We will rally at 9:00 and then, at 10:00, testify at the hearing about reforms we believe are necessary.

For more information contact Sam Stein, Rent Regulation Campaign Coordinator at Tenants & Neighbors: 212-608-4320 ext. 316 or sstein@tandn.org.
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Link to the hearing to find out more and to sign up to testify: 

HCR is holding a hearing about their proposed new rules and regulations,
Testimony at the hearing is open to the public and begins at 10:00 am.  
Be there!