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Monday, January 27, 2014

Citywide Housing Meeting Wednesday

CITYWIDE HOUSING MEETING WEDNESDAY
Everybody knows how bad the Bloomberg years were for our communities. Despite building "affordable housing," our former mayor plunged us into the city’s worst housing crisis with a record number of people sleeping in shelters and paying unsustainable rent burdens.
What we do in the near future will determine whether you have to be a millionaire to live in New York City.
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.
Let's capitalize on the progressive moment and rebuild the tenant movement to preserve affordable housing, responsibly build new affordable housing, and house the homeless.
Organizations are invited to a meeting hosted by Community Voices Heard, Make the Road NY, Met Council on Housing, NY Communities for Change, and VOCAL-NY.

WHAT: Citywide Housing Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 11am-1pm
WHERE: 25 W 18th Street, Manhattan (32BJ Board Room, 5th Fl)

MORE INFO: Contact jaron@metcouncilonhousing.org

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Arguments Against Rent Regulation Are Vacant of Facts

Read City Limits' article, "Arguments Against Rent Regulation Are Vacant of Facts."

Some say New York could relieve high rents by removing rent regulations. And other people say the world is flat.
Nobody is forced to own a rent-stabilized residential building, yet investors continue to buy these buildings. Why? Because rent-stabilized buildings make money. Large residential buildings are often owned by investor groups who care only about profit. If these groups could make more money elsewhere, they would. But it just so happens that New York's large rental buildings—even rent-stabilized—are a fabulous low-risk investment.
Of course if rent regulation were abolished these buildings would indeed be worth even more. But what is good for investors can make bad public policy. Increased rent would be a transfer of money from the lower and middle classes straight to the rich."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RGB SEASON STARTS EARLY
R3 MEETING, MONDAY JANUARY 27


7-9 PM at Goddard-Riverside, 593 Columbus Ave., Manhattan

Special Guests: Harvey Epstein & Adriene Holder

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tell Gov. Cuomo: Use Foreclosure $ to Keep People in their Homes

Tell NY Gov. Cuomo: Don’t steal the Chase settlement money from struggling New York families and give it back to Wall Street criminals. 



2. Join the Tele-Town Hall Conference call. 
4 PM on Sat., Jan. 19, 2014

3. Support an Albany press conference.  
Sign a petition and get on the bus. Contact rdeutschnyff@gmail.com.

Friday, January 17, 2014

State Housing Agency issues new and better regulations for Rent Stabilization

The NYS Housing Agency dealing with rent regulation - the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) - has issued new and improved regulations governing rent stabilization. Good work tenants and the Tenant Protection Unit of DHCR!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More affordable units lost than gained

Because of vacancy destabilization and gentrification, more affordable apartments have been lost than gained in the past 12 years.

Read the Community Service Society report, "What New Yorkers Want From the New Mayor: An Affordable Place to Live"  by Tom Waters and Victor Bach.  

If the State Legislature won't repeal vacancy destabilization, we need home rule so politicians accountable to renters can do it.

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: