Showing posts from August, 2012

Sen. Krueger's testimony on needed HCR regulations


HCR Rally, Press Conference & Testify!



Assembly Member Naomi Rivera stands with tenants.


Read her terrific letter to Sheldon Silver (click here or scroll down):

NAOMI RIVERA, Assemblywoman, 80th District

COMMITTEES: Children and Families, Cities, Health, Real Property Taxation 
TASK FORCES: Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force
LEGISLATIVE CAUCUSES: Black, Puerto RIcan, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus;  Women's Legislative Caucus 

August 14, 2012

Honorable Sheldon Silver, Speaker
New York State Assembly
932 Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12248

Re: Condo/Co-Op Tax Abatement and J-51 Benefits for Real Estate Developers (A.10798)

Dear Speaker Silver:

During the last few weeks back in my district, my tenant constituents have expressed to me their grave concerns over the subject bill.  While I am a sponsor of the bill, I have come to share their concern with the legislation as it is currently drafter.  I am therefore writing to request substantive changes that would extend and expand protections for the thousands of renters and tenants in my district.

As it's current…

Rally for DHCR to ENFORCE the 2011 rent laws


Rally for Stronger Rules and Regulations about Rent Law Enforcement
August 28   9:00 AM, outside 22 Reade Street
On August 28 at 9:00 AM, join rent regulated tenants, housing organizations, and elected officials for a rally and press conference calling on Governor Cuomo to show the strong, true leadership that is necessary to stop landlords from violating the rent laws.
When the rent laws were strengthened in 2011, one of the most important provisions was that rules and regulations would be issued about how the rent laws would be enforced. This was so critical because so many landlords seem to have been rampantly violating the rent laws in an effort to raise rents and deregulate rent stabilized units -- and the current rules and regulations are so weak they have been often been able to do this with almost total impunity.
It has now been more than a year since the 2011 rent law was passed, and still, there have been no changes whatsoever to the rules and regulations. On August 28, the DHCR …