Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dec. 13 Rally for Stronger Rent Regulations


  Stand Up for Tenants Rights
Join us for a rally and delegation to deliver thousands of postcards calling for stronger rent regulations to protect tenants and NYC's affordable housing. 



When:    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at noon
Where:   633 Third Ave. (Office of Gov. Cuomo)
                         Cross streets:  E. 41st St.
                         Take the 4, 5, 6, or 7 train to Grand Central.

Click here to download a postcard (English and Spanish) . 


Please join Make the Road NY,  Tenants & Neighbors,  the Pratt Area Community Council, CASA/New Settlement, the R3 Campaign, and other organizations in calling for big changes to HCR’s rent regulations!



On December 13th, tenants from across the city are going to be gathering in front of Governor Cuomo’s NYC office, and calling on the Governor to show leadership in the push for new rent regulations. In recent months, Make the Road New York and other community organizations have been gathering signatures on postcards to Governor Cuomo, demanding new regulations and stronger enforcement. Last year hundreds of Tenants & Neighbors members signed and mailed our own postcards to Governor Cuomo and HCR Commissioner Towns. On Thursday, December 13th, we will be joining together to call for leadership and action on this crucial issue.

Why is this rally so important? We know that our enforcement system is broken when it comes to the rent laws.  HCR response time is slow, MCIs are difficult to challenge, and tenants almost always have to take the lead to contest illegal overcharges. That’s why for over two years we’ve been demanding strong new rules and regulations from HCR, the agency charged with enforcing the rent laws. The 2011 rent laws required that the agency promulgate new rules and regulations. More than a year has passed since then, and we demand pro-tenant amendments now.

What: Rally for stronger HCR regulations
When: Noon - 1 PM, Thursday, December 13th 
Where: Governor Cuomo’s NYC office, 633 3rd Avenue (b/w 40thstreet and 41st street in midtown Manhattan)
Why: Because we need stronger regulations to protect tenants and preserve affordable housing

Contact Sam Stein, Tenants & Neighbors' Rent Regulation Coordinator, at 212 608 4320 ext. 316 for more information or email him at sstein@tandn.org