Housing issues, including general information about what tenants need to know, plus a discussion of what the administration of new mayor Eric Adams and a new City Council are likely to mean for New York City tenants -
NEW MAYOR COMING, WHAT NEXT FOR HOUSING
With a new Mayor and City Council on the way, what's next for housing in NYC and tenants' rights? Scott Sommer hosts a discussion with Emily Goldstein, Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD).
Emily Goldstein, Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) - @ANHDNYC
Info / Links:
Met Council hotline: 212-979-0611, M & W 1:30-8 PM, Tu 5:30-8 PM, F 1:30-5 PM (no walk-in clinics during pandemic); www.metcouncilonhousing.org, thetenant.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook & Instagram: search for Met Council on Housing; email: email@example.com – no housing problems please! Twitter: @met_council, @scottmsommer; wbai.org – live stream, find archive, join radio station there or call 212-209-2950 – become a WBAI buddy in the name of Housing Notebook! @wbai
For more information about Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), click here.
Rent guidelines for leases beginning between 10/1/21 & 9/30/22: in NYC for apartments & lofts: for a 1-year lease, 0% in the first 6 months & 1.5% in the following 6 months; for a 2-year lease, 2.5%. No increase for SROs, rooming houses, & hotels. Rockland County: 0.5% for a 1-year lease, 0.75% for a 2-year lease. Westchester County: 0.5% for a 1-year lease, 1% for a 2-year lease. Nassau County: 1% for a 1-year lease, 2% for a 2-year lease.
Heat & hot water: 10/1 – 5/31: From 6 am to 10 pm: If the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 68 degrees everywhere in your apartment. From 10 pm to 6 am in NYC: the inside temperature must be at least 62 degrees everywhere in your apartment regardless of the outside temperature. Hot water at a minimum 120 degrees at the tap must be provided 24 hours a day, year round. Call 311 to report lack of heat &/or hot water; outside NYC call dept. of health or buildings. Call hotline (212-979-0611) for help with organizing, get a heat sheet at metcouncilonhousing.org.