Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Upcoming Events

(1) Miniature Golf Tournament: TenantsPAC Fundraiser with NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 19th from 6:30-9PM (see "read more" for details)

(2) Met Council on Housing's Membership Meeting and Pot Luck on Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30-8PM at Goddard Riverside, 573 Columbus Ave. (corner 88th St.) in Manhattan

Sunday, July 10, 2016

NYS should tell tenants when their building has a tax break that affects them!

See the terrific articles on J-51 buildings and their occupants, by Cezary Podkul of ProPublica.

"NY Isn't Telling Tenants They May Be Protected from Big Rent Hikes"
"This is What NY's 'Voluntary Compliance' for Landlords Looks Like" !

From ProPublica:
Meet the NYC Tax Break That Could Save You From Eviction Or A Big Rent Hike
A property tax benefit known as J-51 can mean the difference between a rent freeze and a sharp increase. Here is how to find out if your building qualifies.

Help Us Investigate New York City Rents

Is your rent legal? It might not be. Your landlord might be charging you too much, and we want your help figuring that out.