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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fees make "Affordable Housing" Unaffordable - Report

Check out the report from CASA/New Settlement, the Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project,  "The Burden of Fees: How Affordable Housing is Made Unaffordable" .




Moreland Commission

On Sept. 24, 2013 in Albany, R3 facilitator Jaron Benjamin and R3 Legis. Committee Co-Chair Michael McKee will be testifying before the Moreland Commission on big developers' donations and their correlation with huge tax breaks for some of those same developers.   See the Met Council on Housing report, "Tax Breaks for Billionaires." 

And on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 come testify before the Moreland Commission in Manhattan (probably 5-8 PM, place to be determined) about how big real estate donations in Albany are affecting you as a tenant. Contact Jaron@metcouncilonhousing.org for more information. 


Friday, September 20, 2013

Public Advocate Candidates at 9/23 R3 Meeting!


Public Advocate Candidates
at Next R3 MeetingMonday, 9/23 | 7pm * 593 Columbus Ave
Council Member Letitia James and State Senator Daniel Squadron (or a staff member)  will speak about the 421-A tax break scandal, and will take questions.

Everyone (regardless of whether you're running for office or not) is invited to the next R3 meeting, where agenda items will include forming new steering & legislative committees, a discussion of R3's impact on the Moreland Commission, and our outreach and base-building plan.
Si desea recibir actualizaciones de R3 tales como anuncios de reuniones, protestas y conferencias de prensa, haga clic AQUI.

What: Real Rent Reform  Meeting

When: Monday, Sept 23, 7-9pm

Where: 593 Columbus Ave
(at 88th and Columbus), Manhattan

Getting there: 1,B,C to 86th Street

For more info, contact: 718-864-3932


R3 is a coalition of tenants, community groups, legal support, and labor unions.
Click HERE to visit R3 on the web. 


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

R3 Meeting - Mon., Sept. 23 at 7 PM

The primaries are over, the Moreland Commission has begun investigating 421a tax breaks for luxury developments, and it's time for the next

R3 MEETING.

Monday, Sept. 23 | 7pm
593 Columbus Ave 

(593 Col. Ave. at 88th Street)
There's a lot on the agenda, including
  1. Zeroing in on the legislation we need and how to get it.  
  2. Reaching out to more tenants & tenant organizations
  3. R3's role in fighting 421a tax breaks for landlords
  4. R3's structure, and creating our new steering committee, and collecting dues (has your group paid for 2013 yet?)
Si desea recibir actualizaciones de R3 tales como anuncios de reuniones, protestas y conferencias de prensa, haga clic AQUI.

What: R3 Campaign Meeting

When: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 7-9 pm

Where: 593 Columbus Ave
(Goddard-Riverside)

Getting there: 1BC to 86th Street   


For more info, call 212-979-6238 x 203

Monday, September 16, 2013

R3 Coordinator to Testify before Moreland Commission

The Moreland Commission has asked Real Rent Reform facilitator Jaron Benjamin to testify at next Tuesday's hearing in Albany: 6 pm at 1 Pace Paza,
Photo by Steven Sunshine

With no limits in practice on political contributions, big money has been ruling Albany - and restricting good tenant legislation.  
See Met Council's Tax Breaks for Billionaires and the recent NY Newsday article, "Critics: No Limits on Companies' Political Donations, Despite Law." 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tell the Moreland Commission why Tenants Need Fair Elections

Testify before the New York State Moreland Commission
Tell them what's wrong with this picture:
By Kyle Depew

Register to testify, and read Met Council on Housing's report on tax breaks for billionaires and NY Newsday's article for the facts.