Saturday, March 19, 2022

McKee's Media: March 18, 2022

Excerpted from Michael McKee's Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates email


Kayla Levy: Progressive politicians say end massive 421-a tax subsidy giveaway (Patch)
Greg David: Dueling 421-a claims define budget talks (The City)


Chau Lam: 14 labor unions urge Hochul, legislative leaders to pass ban on evictions without good cause (Gothamist)

Patrick Moussignac: Rochester City Council rejects eviction reduction law (WHEC-TV) (VIDEO) 

Eriketa Cost: Rochester City Council votes against good cause eviction law (Rochester First) (VIDEO)

Amal Elhelw: Rochester tenant facing eviction grapples with failure of good cause bill (Rochester First) (VIDEO)

KIngston Wire editorial: Good cause to evict Michelle Hinchey from the state senate?


Briana Supardi: Feds give New York nearly $120 million in rent relief funds, a fraction of what Hochul requested (WRGB)

WABC-TV: 1.5 NY households behind in utility payments; advocates call for relief in state budget (VIDEO)

Nick Reisman: Senate, Assembly lay out priorities in one-house budget bills, setting stage for negotiations with governor (NY State of Politics)

David Brand: Albany lawmakers proposed new Section 8-style rent subsidy using state funds (City Limits)


Nick Garber: Tenant advocate Delsenia Glover challenges pro-landlord Harlem Assembly incumbent Inez Dickens (Patch)

Denis Slattery: Ana Maria Archila gets progressive backing in lieutenant governor bid (Daily News)
Ross Barkan: New York's race for lieutenant governor has a new addition: competition (The Nation)

Michael Gartland: Jumaane Williams rolls out "Housing for All" platform (Daily News)

Albany Times Union editorial: Legislature should close loophole that allows Cuomo to spend campaign funds as if he were a candidate

Jon Levine: U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman faces primary challenge (New York Post)

NYCaribNews: U.S. Senate confirms Brooklyn Assembly Member Nick Perry as U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica 


Nick Reisman: Albany lawmakers want to speed up ban on fossil fuels in construction of new buildings (NY State of Politics)

Sally Goldenberg: NYC Mayor Eric Adams undoes de Blasio lobbying disclosure requirement (Politico)

The City: Bronx fire survivors say City Hall's new meal provider adds insult to injury

Giavanni Alves: Building at Park Hill complex tops NYC list of Staten Island apartments with most violations (Staten Island Advance)

Kathryn Brenzel: Fight is on for "leaning" Seaport tower after mediation falls apart (The Real Deal)

New York Times: Manhattan's Chinese street signs are disappearing as Chinese population in Chinatown shrinks 




Friday, March 4, 2022

Join the Upstate/Downstate Coalition in Albany on March 9, 2022

Reproduced from 
Housing Justice for All email:

As evictions, rent hikes and homelessness rise across the state, our state legislators are sitting in Albany debating solutions WITHOUT us.

So on Wednesday March 9th, we are descending on the state capitol to demand real solutions for renters and homeless New Yorkers.

Join us in Albany on Wednesday!

The legislature and the governor are debating and deciding on next year's state budget right now. And we know that any budget that does not include the right to remain, permanent rental assistance and an end to real estate tax breaks is NOT a budget for the people.

Get on the bus to Albany next Wednesday to demand Good Cause Eviction, the Housing Access Voucher Program and an end to real estate tax breaks!

Fill out this form and we will connect you to the nearest bus pick up and arrange transportation and lunch for the day. We will require proof of vaccination to board the bus.

Our elected officials need to feel our presence in the halls of the state capitol in order to do the right thing. Join hundreds of renters and homeless New Yorkers at the capitol on Wednesday!