R3 coordinator and Met Council on Housing executive director Jaron Benjamin makes the case for rent regulation in an affordable housing online debate forum convened by the NY Times.

Other contributions include ANHD's Barika X. Williams, US Representative Keith Ellison,  former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros, and long time rent-regulation critic Howard Glaeser from Harvard University.

Read the discussion and join the debate!

Here's an excerpt from Jaron's article:
A common misconception is that these tenants are all rich people from Manhattan. A recent study shows that most rent stabilized households make less than $38,000 per year, and the Bronx has the highest ratio of regulated housing; four out of five apartments there are rent regulated. The same study, produced by the City of New York, says a record number of rent stabilized tenants are in danger of not being able to pay rent and getting evicted. Meanwhile, they face the highest rent increases in five years while their landlords reported an overall profit.

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