Showing posts from September, 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 for more information. 

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.
ClickHEREto visit R3 on the web. 

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
Monday, Sept. 23 | 7pm
593 Columbus Ave 

(593 Col. Ave. at 88th Street) There's a lot on the agenda, including Zeroing in on the legislation we need and how to get it.  Reaching out to more tenants & tenant organizationsR3's role in fighting 421a tax breaks for landlordsR3'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

Getting there: 1BC to 86th Street   

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

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,

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."

Tell the Moreland Commission why Tenants Need Fair Elections


Testify before the New York State Moreland Commission
Tuesday, Sept. 176 PMat 1 Pace Plaza in Manhattan.Tell them what's wrong with this picture:

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