Wednesday, January 1, 2014

And for the New Year . . .

Let's make the New Year resound with 100,000 tenant voices, demanding what we all need: 






(1) Repeal of vacancy decontrol so we don't lose more affordable housing than can be built (and so owners are less tempted to harass tenants)

(2) Rent regulation for ALL tenants - so even market rate tenants can count on lease renewals (and the freedom to complain about service cuts)

(3) Enforcement of city and state rent laws without the current years-long wait

(4) An end to (now unending) rent increases for Major Capital Improvements (MCIs) and Individual Apartment Improvements (IAIs)

(5) Home rule over rents and evictions - bring control back from Albany to city politicians accountable to tenants!

(6) A better Rent Guidelines Board (Contact Michael McKee for more information.)

(7) Rent controlled tenants freed from their annual 7.5% mandatory increase and put under a new and improved Rent Guidelines Board 

(8) Repairs for NYCHA residents, with no luxury buildings and with a voice for residents. 


(9) No downsizing for Sec. 8 seniors and other individuals living in 1-bedroom apartments - or for parents with adult children. 

(10) Permanent affordable housing - for the homeless, the poor, the middle class,  and for our children and for those moving into NYC.  


And for any issues omitted here, if we have enough tenants speaking out we can get it!

The rent laws sunset in June 2015.  Together we can win better laws.

Organize your neighbors and your neighborhood!