Wednesday, October 19, 2016

McKee's Media - Sept. 30, 2016

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

City Limits: Chinatown, Lower East Side groups push City to embrace their community-developed rezoning plan

Gotham Gazette: Questions left unanswered after hearing on Rivington debacle

Daily News: Trump making no effort to win New York; Cuomo tries to change the subject after arrest of his pals

McKee's Media - September 29, 2016 - and mroe

McKee's Media - Sept. 29, 2016

Articles of Interest to tenant advocates:

New York Times: City Council holds hearing on bill to provide lawyers to low-income tenants facing eviction

The Real Deal: Citi Habitats bows to landlord pressure and ends partnership with service that rates landlords

News 12: 825 Gerard Avenue tenants fight "worst landlord" Ved Parkash over deplorable conditions

McKee's Media -Sept. 21, 2016

Articles of Interest to tenant advocates:

Brick Underground: Bill would guarantee legal representation to tenants in eviction proceedings
(City Council public hearing on the bill, Intro 214, is Monday morning: rally 9:30 am, hearing 10:00 am, at City Hall)

New York Times editorial: A right to a lawyer to save your home

Politico New York: Tenants seek to intervene in landlord lawsuit against the rent freeze

New York Times: Top aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo indicted on federal corruption charges

Can tenants help turn the state senate blue?

The national election on November 8, 2016 is between Donald Trump, whose candidacy has been marked by his misogynistic, anti-Muslim, anti-Black, anti-Latino statements, and Hillary Clinton, a feminist who has worked for affordable health care for children and adults, and who voted with Bernie Sanders some 93% of the time.  The federal elections will determine the overall fate of our country.  

The STATE elections may determine the fate of tenants.   See Michael McKee's article below.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Support the Right to Counsel in Housing Court

Image result for right to counselOn Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, the New York City Council will consider a bill that could make New York City the first city in the nation to guarantee the right to legal counsel to tenants who are up to 200% of the poverty line and facing eviction in housing court - and in doing so, take a giant step to address the crisis of homelessness in our City.    Be part of history and join the Right to Counsel Campaign on 

Monday, September 26th, at 9:30am 
at New York City Hall Steps 
for a press conference 
in support of  intro 214-A
followed by 
City Council hearings 
on this historic piece of legislation

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Support the Right to Counsel in Housing Court in NYC!

Come to the RTCNYC Rally 

and City Council Hearing

After 2 years of organizing, the City Council is holding 
a hearing on Intro 214-A, a bill that would make it a 
right for all tenants who make 200% of the poverty line 
or below to have an attorney to defend their homes.  
This would be the first bill of its kind in the country.  
While we have close to 40 sponsors and have proven 
that the bill both pays for itself AND would save the 
city more than $320 million/year, we still have a lot 
of work to do to make sure that City Council and
 the Mayor pass and fund this bill. We need to 
pack this hearing and we need as many folks as 
possible to testify about the importance of the bill--
in order to show city council how important this is!!! 

Join us! Help spread the word!!
For more information about the bill and the RTCNYC Coalition, 
Contact Susanna with any questions at 718-716-8000, ext. 125