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).
Housing Notebook is a presentation of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, New York's oldest tenant union.
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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.