NYC Tenant Advocates and Elected Officials Call for Rent Freeze and Home Rule

New York 10/01/2014 by Linda Perry Barr (WBAI)

“Albany, Give rent regulations back to NYC.”

That’s the message from Elected Officials and Tenant Advocates at an affordable housing rally at City Hall on Tuesday. They want the 1971 Urstadt Law, which gave control of the City’s rent regulations to Albany, repealed and control returned to New York City.

Tenant Activists said New Yorkers shouldn’t have to give up food or medicine to pay their rent. They shouldn’t have to worry about being forced out of their apartments. They want a rent roll-back or at least a rent freeze and are calling 2015 “The Year of the Tenant.” …More

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