Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Send a Card to Cuomo

Send a card to Governor Cuomo:

[date]
Dear Governor Cuomo,

For this coming legislative session, my neighbors and I urge you to compel Democratic Party unity.  We have seen the “Independent Democratic Conference” undermine passage of pro-tenant laws.  We need you to support
  • Repeal of vacancy decontrol so our grown children can have affordable homes.
  • Repeal of the Urstadt Law so the politicians who vote on our rent laws are accountable to us.  
  • Limits on Major Capital Improvement increases.
We trust you will stand by us.

Sincerely,
[signature above printed name]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Will Inclusionary Zoning Foster Gentrification?


Samuel Stein

De Blasio's Doomed Housing Plan

Solution should be expand & maintain public housing, expand rent controls, community land trusts

And to avoid gentrification, consider a Community Land Trust.  See Many In East Harlem Say No.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tenant blacklist, AirBnB, JP Morgan seeks public subsidies for building

Election Alert: not many days to go!

Tenants Political Action Committee:

On Tuesday, Nov. 4th, there will be a statewide election for governor, lieutenant governor, state comptroller, attorney general, and all 213 seats in the state legislature.

Help the Democrats take control of the New York State Senate to reverse the phaseout of our rent protection laws, and win pro-tenant reforms. If the Republicans are in control again, we are in serious trouble when the rent laws come up for renewal next June.  You can phonebank (see below), contribute money, and knock on doors. 

Michael McKee's articles of interest, 10/20/2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Rule for NYC !

 Home-Rule Demand Grows   (See Met Council on Housing's Tenant/Inquilino) 

“Want to clean up Albany? Get the landlords out!”    

      by Kenny Schaeffer 10/8/14  

When Bill deBlasio accepted the endorsement of the Tenants Political Action Committee in front of Stuyvesant Town during last year’s mayoral campaign, he pledged he would fight to regain New York City control over our rent and eviction laws in the same way outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg had fought for mayoral control over schools.