Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Making the Rent" - Community Service Society report and the NY Times

Stop vacancy "bonuses" for landlords - as the NY Times reportsciting:


Thomas J. WatersVictor Bach

Summary: In this report, we examine the relationship between local and citywide factors in driving rent increases. We document the widening gap between rent and income for tenants at a wide range of income levels, along with an apparently related surge in overcrowding. And we dissect the mechanisms that have allowed rents to reach such unaffordable levels in all parts of the city.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Get involved with the RGB - East & West Sides of Manhattan

West Side Housing Forum:  

Wednesday, May 18th6-8pm
Goddard Riverside, 593 Columbus Ave
Thursday, May 19th6-8pm, Trevor Day School, 312 E 95th St

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rent Guidelines Board considering a range of changes.

On May 2, 2016, the Rent Guidelines Board preliminarily voted to consider a range - from freezing rents for 1-year leases, to some increases.  It will then take testimony at several meetings (sign up to testify by calling the RGB at 212-669-7480) and hold its final vote for the year on June 27, 2016. 

Proposed Rent Stabilized Apartment Renewal Guidelines 

Together with such further adjustments as may be authorized by law, the annual adjustment for renewal leases for apartments shall be: 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017: 0% - 2% 

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017: 0.5% - 3.5% 

Monday, May 2, 2016

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has set out it full schedule of the Rent Guidelines Board's public meetings for 2016.  Some meetings will take testimony, others not.  

Come to the rally at Herald Square tomorrow (Tuesday) evening, May 2nd  at 6 PM and march to the Proshansky basement auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center before the RGB's Preliminary Vote at 7!