Tenants Rally and Testify for Stronger Rent Law Enforcement


New York, NY – June 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama)

What: NYC Tenants and grassroots organizations from around the city will gather at a rally in support of stronger regulations for rent law enforcement, in order to prevent illegal overcharges, harassment and eviction. Immediately following the rally, tenants will testify at a hearing to review the state housing agency’s proposed amendments the rules regarding rent regulation enforcement.

Where: Outside 1 Bowling Green

When: Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:00 AM

Who: Representatives from Senator Daniel Squadron, Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblymember Micah Z. Kellner, Assemblymember Linda D. Rosenthal and Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried’s offices as well as tenants and grassroots community groups from all five boroughs of New York City, including – Asian Americans for Equality, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, CASA-New Settlement Apartments, Flatbush Tenants Coalition @ FDC, Good Old Lower East Side, Housing Conservation Coordinators, Make the Road New York, Minkwon Center for Community Action, Tenants and Neighbors, Queens Housing Coalition, St. Nicks Alliance, List in formation.

Why: Rent regulated housing is the largest and most stable affordable housing in New York City and State and provides tenants with essential rights and protections. The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has proposed amendments to the Rent Stabilization regulations that will help tenants challenge illegal rent increase, fight harassment, and prevent illegal deregulations. They are a good first step, but given the scale of the problems tenants face, they do not go far enough. New Yorkers call on HCR to expand and preserve tenant protections.

Media Visuals: Tenants from across the city, chanting and holding multilingual signs as they demand stronger tenant protections.

Sam Stein, , 212 608 4320 (office), 917 376 7444 (cell)

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