Wednesday, December 26, 2018

McKee's Media, Dec. 26, 2018

Tenants' PAC

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:
 
This is the final "Articles of Interest" for 2018. Happy New Year to all, and here's to a string of tenant victories in 2019! Best. Michael McKee
 
HPD ENFORCEMENT (OR NOT)


RACISM ALIVE AND WELL IN NYC HOUSING


ALBANY EXPECTATIONS AND ETHICS

Sunday, December 23, 2018

2019 Platform for Universal Rent Regulation

Housing Justice for All's 
Published Dec. 2018

For more than 70 years, New Yorkers 
across the state have benefited from 
various forms of rent control, which protects 
tenants from unjust evictions and arbitrary 
rent increases. Now, however, that system 
has been eroded so much that it only applies 
to tenants in eight counties. It has been 
weakened with loopholes that encourage 
tenant harassment and allow sudden and 
permanent rent hikes. Since 1994, we 
have lost nearly 300,000 units of affordable, 
rent-stabilized housing. Five million renters in 
New York State have no protections whatsoever. 

Every tenant in New York, no matter 
where they live, deserves the same basic 
protections. 
In 2019, New York State’s renter protection 
framework — commonly known as rent 
stabilization — will expire. Our Housing Justice 
for All campaign is fighting for a legislative 
agenda that would stabilize neighborhoods 
and eliminate the control that corporate 
landlords have over housing in New York 
State. 

Our priorities would: 

Monday, December 17, 2018

McKees' Media - Dec. 17, 2018

Tenants' PAC

MCI Loophole made Trumps rich

What we can expect from Albany

HUD and NYCHA

Monday, December 3, 2018

McKee's Media - Dec. 3, 2018

Tenants' PAC

Tenants' Rights & Advocacy in a Critical Year
 
New York State's rent laws are expiring in June 2019. State Senator Liz Krueger is hosting an event to help New Yorkers learn about their rights and join the fight to strengthen the laws. The event will start with a discussion on rent law renewal with Mike McKee of TenantsPAC and Delsenia Glover of Tenants & Neighbors, followed by four workshops facilitated by tenant lawyers: Basics of Rent Regulation, If Your Landlord Wants You Out, How To Get Repairs & Improve Building Conditions, and Housing Resources for Older Adults & People with Disabilities.
 
The event will take place on Wednesday, December 5th, from 6pm to 8:30pm at CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets.
 
Please RSVP Here or by calling (212) 490-9535

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

City Council proposing 18 bills to crack down on landlords



By Grace Ashford and Kim Barker
Nov. 28, 2018

EXCERPT:

The City Council speaker is introducing a raft of bills on Wednesday aimed at stopping landlords from harassing rent-regulated tenants to force them out of their apartments.

The speaker, Corey Johnson, said the package of 18 bills is intended to close loopholes and address abusive practices identified in The New York Times’s recent series, “Unsheltered,” which showed how some large landlords exploit New York’s fragmented regulatory system to push apartments out of regulation.

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