Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tonight: Come to the RGB's Final Vote for 2018


Tuesday, June 26, 2018
is the FINAL VOTE 
of the 
Rent Guidelines Board for this year
in the Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street (at 3rd Ave.) in Manhattan

Wear BLACK! And don't forget your signs! 

Join the 6 PM rally 
in the auditorium where the hearing is 
(in the left corner  of the room, by the press). Ushers will be present to ensure tenants know which side of the room. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

McKee's Media June 1, 2018

Tenants' PAC


[SELECTED ARTICLES] 















  Mike McKee

Friday, June 1, 2018

McKee's Media - May 5, 2018



Tenants' PAC           
Susan Steinberg: Why we're pushing for stronger 
rent laws early (Town & Village)

Steve Wishnia: If your rent is too damn high, blame 
Anthony Weiner (Village Voice)

McKee's Media April 10, 2018



NY Times: 83 million court records show an eviction crisis sweeping the U.S.




REZONING: Abigail Savitch-Lew: Is City keeping track of 
development in East New York? (City Limits)

El Diario: Instan a Legislature estatal cambiar la ley de 
 alquileres (Ebbets Field tenants want state to protect tenants)
Patch: Ebbets Field tenants suffer with bad conditions, landlord 
sues tenants instead of fixing hole in balcony, & tenants & legislators
 rally for stronger rent laws






Mike McKee

McKee's Media April 30, 2018



TENANT BLACKLISTINGPaula Franzese: Tenant blacklisting & the denial of opportunity (Fordham Law Journal)

NYCHASamar Khurshid: Impact on city budget of Cuomo's executive 
order to impose external monitor on NYCHA is unclear (Gotham Gazette)
Erin Durkin: NYCHA retaliates against tenants who 
complain about conditions (Daily News)

ALTMAN CASE GOES FOR LANDLORDS

RENT GUIDELINES BOARD
NY 1 News: City rent board adopts 
 preliminary rent adjustments, ignoring 
tenant calls for a rent freeze (VIDEO)
Commercial Observer on RGB preliminary vote

TRUMP PROPOSES RAISING HUD TENANT RENTS
CITY COUNCIL

ALBANY AND ETHICS
Times Herald-Record: Assembly votes again to close 

HOMELESSNESS



Mike McKee

McKee's Media April 21 2018



ETHICS



City Limits: Bid to change NYC scaffolding law stirs old debate



Mike McKee

McKee's Media April 14 2018



RENT STABILIZED APARTMENTS

New York Times: California advocates take rent control 
 campaign to the streets



Brad Lander & David Jones: Fifty years after passage of 


Mike McKee

RALLY TOMORROW + ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES

IDC rejoining State Senate Dems - What does it mean for tenants?



From Michael McKee:

WHAT DOES THE LATEST "UNITY" DEAL MEAN FOR TENANTS?
In a stunning development, Governor Andrew Cuomo has persuaded Jeff Klein and his fellow turncoat members of the Independent Democratic Conference not only to rejoin the mainstream Democratic conference but also to dissolve the IDC.
This is a huge political defeat for Jeff Klein, who up to now has insisted that while he was open to a reunification deal, the IDC would continue as a separate conference and he would be co-leader with Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Now he has agreed to disband the IDC, and accept a lower position as Andrea's deputy.
Why? Because Andrew Cuomo, Jeff Klein, and the other turncoat Senators are scared of losing their jobs this year. This is a perfect illustration of how grassroots political pressure can produce results. While Klein and Cuomo are desperate to lessen the pressure on them, we need to keep the pressure on -- and increase it.

McKee's Media April 14 2018



TIME TO CRACK DOWN ON RENT FRAUD
Abigail Savitch-Lew: Advocates call on city & state to 
crack down of rent fraud (City Limits)

RENT GUIDELINES
Curbed: Landlords cite misleading, one-sided 
Price Index study to advocate for rent hikes 
for rent-stabilized apartments

FAIR HOUSING LAW
Walter Mondale: The civil rights law we ignored 
(New York Times)
Abigail Savitch-Lew: City Council report lays out agenda 
 to address NYC's racial segregation (City Limits)

CHINATOWN TENANTS FIGHT BACK

ZONING
Abigail Savitch-Lew: Lively opposition to Inwood 
rezoning at Boro President Gale Brewer's hearing (City Limits)

McKee's Media - March 2018



HUD STOPS ENFORCING FED HOUSING LAWS
New York Times: HUD stops enforcing federal 
fair housing laws

RENT REGULATION
Shelterforce: Dear business school professors: 
You're wrong! Rent control works

ZONING
Gotham Gazette: De Blasio planning appointee 
Michelle de la Uz who seeks more affordability
NYCHA

Ask Sam: Can my grandchildren take over my rent-stabilized 
apartment? (Brick Underground)