Alliance for Tenant Power: Renew and Strengthen the Rent Laws in June 2015!
The rent laws governing rent-regulation will expire in June 2015. Tenants & Neighbors is working with our allies in a coalition, the Alliance for Tenant Power, to renew and strengthen the rent laws. Rent-regulated housing is the primary source of housing for low income New Yorkers. However, the pressure to deregulate apartments has led to the de-stabilization of diverse neighborhoods. Tenants struggle with rising rents that have outpaced cost of living increases in income, and the windfall landlords receive in deregulated units has led to harassment and fraud. The Alliance for Tenant Power is organizing to preserve and strengthen the rent regulation system legislatively to maintain diverse and livable communities. Click here for our legislative platform and to get involved in the campaign, contact the Alliance for Tenant Power Campaign Manager, Delsenia Glover at Dglover@tandn.org or at 212-608-4320 ext. 308.
United for Homes Campaign
United for Homes is the campaign to fund the National Housing Trust Fund with revenue raised from modifications to the mortgage interest deduction. Tenants & Neighbors is organizing to build support for the United for Homes campaign in New York State to create a funding stream for affordable housing for extremely low-income tenants. For more information, click here to be redirected to United for Homes and contact Jennifer Berkley at Jberkley@tandn.org or at 212-608-4320 ext. 311.
Rent Freeze Campaign
Tenants & Neighbors is organizing for a rent freeze for rent-stabilized tenants at the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. New Yorkers Need a Rent Freeze! click here for Tumblr Rent Freeze. To get involved in the campaign, contact Delsenia Glover at Dglover@tandn.org or at 212-608-4320 ext. 308.
Mitchell-Lama Preservation Campaign
Tenants & Neighbors is organizing to strengthen Article XI as a tool for Mitchell-Lama Preservation, both for former Mitchell-Lama developments and for current Mitchell-Lama developments. We are organizing with Atlantic Plaza Towers, a 716 unit Mitchell-Lama development that is facing a buy-out, and the Putnam Coalition, 5 former Mitchell-Lama developments that we would like to see recaptured in an affordability framework. To get involved with the campaign, contact Jennifer Berkley at Jberkley@tandn.org or at 212-608-4320 ext. 311.
National Alliance of HUD Tenants
Tenants & Neighbors is a member of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants, a national membership organization building the power of HUD tenants throughout the country. For more information, click here to go to Save Our Homes.