Amid rumors that nearly 200 angry tenants planned to disrupt the first annual Landlord Symposium, the Barclays Center decided not to host the event for fear of "bad publicity."
Met Council on Housing, the Fifth Avenue Committee, Make the Road New York, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Pratt Area Community Council, Picture the Homeless, Housing Conservation Coordinators, and VOCAL-NY were planning a protest. Once plans of the protest became public, LandlordsNY was told they would have to find another venue.
This shows that people are starting to take the tenant movement seriously again.
Mayor deBlasio has promised a departure from Bloomberg's failed housing policies, but you can be sure that real estate moguls and landlords will do their best to stop him.
If you or your organization are interested in joining the coalition, contact us atJaron@metcouncilonhousing.org.