News of general interest to tenants, plus guests discussing Communty Land Trusts & a Bronx tenant association that organized to buy their building. -
TENANT CONTROL - PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Legislation has been introduced in Albany to give tenants the first right of refusal to purchase their buildings in certain circumstances. Scott Sommer talks with Claudia Waterton, a Bronx tenant association president from a building tenants have been able to buy, and Elise Goldin, CLT (Community Land Trust) Campaign Organizer at the New Economy Project, about how this legislation could work and what it would do to permanently preserve affordable housing.
Claudia Waterton, Bronx tenant association president; Elise Goldin, CLT (Community Land Trust) Campaign Organizer, New Economy Project -
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Outdoor Tenants Rights Summer Clinic: Thursday, August 25, 5:30-8pm, at the gazebo at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden in the East Village (East 9th Street and Avenue C), rain date: Saturday, August 27, noon-3pm. For more information, click here.
Polls open Tuesday, August 23 6am-9pm. For voter information for NYC, click here or call 866-868-3692; for the rest of NY State click here or call 800-367-8683
New rent guidelines set by the Rent Guidelines Board, for leases beginning between 10/1/22 & 9/30/23: for apartments & lofts 3.25% for a 1-year lease, 5% for a 2-year lease; no increase for SROs, rooming houses, & hotels. Nassau county: 2% for 1 year, 3.5% for 2 years. Westchester County: 2% for 1 year, 3% for 2 years. Rockland County: 0.5% for 1 year, 0.75 for 2 years.