STRONGER RENT LAWS IN NEW YORK NOW!
The New York State Rent laws were weakened in 1997, giving landlords loopholes and incentives to destroy affordable housing across the state (and particularly in NYC)at an unprecedented rate. It is estimated that there will be no rent-regulated apartments in NYC (read: affordable to all but the upper-middle class, no tenants' rights whatsoever) within 10-15 years under the current Rent Laws. The laws come up for renewal this June. If they are not strengthened NY State residents will continue to be displaced, evicted and face higher rents, living at the mercy of the Reals Estate market. Housing is a human right. Please tell the NY State Government that New York City and State should remain an economically diverse place that puts people before profits!
DEAR GOVERNOR PATAKI:
I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT STRONGER RENT LAWS IN NEW YORK. WITHOUT THEM MILLIONS WILL BE EVICTED IN THIS TIME OF RECORD HOMELESSNESS, DECREASED SOCIAL SERVICES AND SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS. RENT REGULATION PRESERVES MILLIONS OF UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT NO COST TO STATE COFFERS WHILE KEEPING NEIGHBORHOODS VITAL AND COMMUNITIES STABLE. PLEASE ADD THE STRENGTHENING AMENDMENTS PASSED IN THE ASSEMBLY TO THE EXISTING RENT LAWS AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOUR CONSTITUENTS.
The STRONGER RENT LAWS IN NEW YORK NOW! petition to Governor George E. Pataki was written by Geoff Bruen and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.