Friday, November 10, 2017

Saving Mitchell-Lama - Village Voice article

Steve Wishnia's article in the Village Voice: Saving Mitchell-Lama, notes that Mayor de Blasio's plans to save ML will help keep Mitchell-Lama co-ops affordable, but don't do much for the renters.  


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates Oct. 14, 2017



Tenants' PAC
Help turn the state senate TRULY BLUE
Tenants PAC 20th anniversary celebration
Wednesday, November 8    6:30 -- 9:00 pm
Or send a check to Tenants PAC, 
277 Broadway, Suite 608, New York NY 10007

Click on "read more" below for the articles.

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 10/1/2017



Tenants' PAC
Politico NY: Old political and ethnic tensions at center of fight over proposed 1,100-unit project in Broadway Triangle







The Real Deal: Judy Rapfogel, Shelly Silver's ex-chief of staff, no longer working for Jared Kushner's real estate company

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

End Vacancy Bonus and Preferential Rent Loopholes!


Sign the Real Rent Reform (R3) petition to end to vacancy bonus and preferential rent loopholes.

Almost 240,000 NYC families live in a rent stabilized apartment with a preferential rent - a discount that can be taken away at lease renewal leading to a sudden increase of hundreds of dollars. The vacancy bonus gives landlords a 20% increase in rent each time an apartment turns over, providing an incentive for harassment of long-term tenants.
Tell your State Senator that we need them to pass tenant protection bills that stop rents from spiraling out of control. We need Real Rent Stability.

En Español below.

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La Estabilizacion de la Renta esta supuesta a limitar los aumentos de esta y mantener nuestros hogares acsequibles. Pero los caseros en NYC y sus lugares aledaños estan tomando ventaja de dos vacios legales en la ley y estos son la renta preferencial y el bono por apartamento vacante, para explotar los inquilinos. Casi 240,000 familias en NYC viven en apartamentos de renta estabilizada con renta preferencial- un descuento que puede ser removido al renovar el contrato de arrendamiento llevandonos rapidamente a aumentos de cientos de dolares. El bono le da a los caseros 20% de aumento en la renta cada vez que un inquilino entrega el apartamento, incentivando el hostigamiento a viejos inquilinos.
Digale a su Senador Estatal que necesitamos aprobacion de propuestas de leyes que protejan los inquilinos para parar el aumento de rentas girando fuera de control. Necesitamos Estabilidad de Renta Real.

Help Tenants PAC celebrate 20 years of fighting for tenants



Tenants' PAC
Help Tenants PAC celebrate 20 years of fighting 
for tenants & join us in honoring one of our founding 
board members:
New York State Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm
32BJ SEIU
25 West 18th Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues), 
 Manhattan
Fifth floor conference center
Special Guest: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 
next Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
Or you can mail a check, payable to Tenants PAC, to:
Tenants PAC, 277 Broadway, Suite 608, New York NY 10007.

Tenants PAC's 20th anniversary and Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 10/3/2017



Tenants' PAC
Celebrate Tenants PAC's 
 20th anniversary
Wednesday, November 8    
6:30 -- 9:00 pm
Guest of Honor: 
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Special Guest: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 
next Majority Leader of the New York 
State Senate

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates: