Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tremendous Victory in Albany: 2019 Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act

After years and then finally months and weeks and days of tremendous pressure by tenants, and a change in party-control of the NYS Senate (yay, elections!), we now have the 



The new law will change many things state-wide for tenants.  Instead of making it easier for landlords to replace lower-paying tenants with higher-paying tenants (a great investment tactic for hedge funds), the new law makes it easier for tenants to keep their homes.   The summary below is not complete and is not legal advice. (See some other summaries here and here.)  In addition, the rent laws no longer have an automatic "sunset" date.  They are permanent, which may be why landlords have filed suit in federal court to undo the rent law changes


Click on "read more" for a comparison chart of some of the changes between what we had and what is in the new 

In addition, read explanations about it 
at 



Monday, May 20, 2019

McKee's Media, 5/20/2019

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Protest landlords who abuse housing court - Wed., May 8 at noon


The Right to Counsel Coalition has organized a rally to protest Stellar Management as one of the "worst evictors" :  taking hundreds of tenants to court in the zip codes that have Right to Counsel for low-income tenants.  This includes our zip code: 10025.  

Because tenants were generally represented, the majority were not evicted.  Bringing hundreds of cases that Stellar could only win if tenants were NOT represented suggests an abuse of the Housing Court system. 

THE RALLY IS 

THIS WEDNESDAY,  MAY 8, 2019 
at NOON 
in front of Stellar's main office at 156 William Street 
in lower Manhattan.

Take any train downtown to the Fulton Street station in Manhattan. 
William Street is one of the exits from the station.