With only 11 days until the 2014 general election, political junkies are watching the battle for the New York State Senate closely to see which party will control the chamber.
But for tenants and housing advocates, this coming election is only the starting point: the real date to watch is June 15, 2015, the day the rent laws protecting over 2.5 million New Yorkers are set to expire.
Whether or not we renew and strengthen the rent laws governing over 1 million apartments in New York will be a defining test of our values and commitment to affordable housing. And this weekend, we’ll be marching to make sure Albany hears our voice, regardless of who leads the Senate next year. …MORE