Rent Laws Renewed with paltry improvements

After a long campaign that would not have been possible without your support, Governor Cuomo sided with the real estate industry over New York tenants and renewed the rent laws for four years with almost no changes. This is a direct message to tenants that the real estate industry still owns Albany.

There is still more to be done: on Monday, June 29th, NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board will convene for a final vote on one and two-year rent increases, effective Oct. 1, 2015 to Sep. 30, 2016.

For a second consecutive year, the RGB – spurred by the voices & testimonies of some of NYC’s 2.5 million rent-stabilized tenants – is considering a rent freeze.  While last year’s rates were a historic low, they certainly weren’t low enough for many tenants living on fixed incomes, or paycheck to paycheck.  We need a freeze – or even better, a rent rollback.

Come join us on the 29th at 5:30pm, over at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street, at 3rd Avenue), as we rally alongside other tenants and housing groups for a rent freeze!

The rent law legislation included:

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East Village Tenants to ICON Realty: We’ve Gone Months Without Heat, Gas in Building—Enough is Enough!

Press conference Thurs 6/18 at
Manhattan Housing Court, 111 Centre St

Click here for press release PDF.

 Click here for media advisory PDF.

Experienced out-of-control construction? Take the RTE survey!

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We are working on collecting data on what tenants face during mismanaged construction so that we can create new laws and put an end to it.  If this is something you have experienced, please come into the CSC office (61 E 4th St) to pick up and fill out a Real-Time Enforcement Construction survey.  Tenant leaders and CSC organizers can also bring surveys to your building for you and your neighbors to fill out, or you can get help get involved with mass distribution yourself! Email Brandon for more details.

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