Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why is "Preferential Rent" a scam? ProPublica explains

ProPublica

The article is VERY LONG with great statistics, so this is just an excerpt.

New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

Thanks to a 2003 state law, owners of rent-stabilized apartments can arbitrarily boost rents to a legal maximum that they set themselves. The tactic fosters gentrification, eviction and homelessness.

Friday, March 31, 2017

State Court upholds rent freeze and other Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - 3/28/2017



Tenants' PAC


STATE COURT UPHOLDS RENT FREEEZE!!!  (Landlords likely to appeal)

421-A
Latrice Walker & Kevin Parker: Dump 421-a, Donald Trump's favorite tax giveaway (Daily News OpEd)
FEDERAL $ SHENANIGANS AFFECTING NYC HOUSING

ALBANY

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - 3/16/2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - 3/2/2017


 Tenants' PAC

March 2, 2017

FIGHT PREDATORY EQUITY
421-A

TENANT PROTECTION

SUIT RESULTS IN HIGHER RENT SUBSIDIES

Monday, February 27, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 2/23/2017



Tenants' PAC
DEVELOPMENT & LANDLORDS

421-a TAX BREAK
Tenant/Inquilino: Cuomo's rebranded 421-a an even bigger giveaway to luxury developers  (Will the Assembly Democrats stop this boondoggle, or roll over for it?)

BUDGET & SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

HOMELESSNESS

STAYING IN MITCHELL-LAMA
Habitat Magazine on the dilemma facing Mitchell-Lama coops

Below:
Albany politcians and Trump
Constitutional convention
Elections
Ethics
Miscellaneous