CW Capital and CompassRock Real Estate have agreed to defer MCI billing until January 2014. As a result, your December 2013 rent bills will not include the recently approved MCI’s. CWCapital, the ST/PCV Tenants Association and DHCR are engaged in discussions regarding the implementation of the MCI’s and we will keep residents informed of any developments.
DHCR has granted our request for reconsideration! it is still important, however, that tenants join and continue to sign and return Public Member Pledges since new Orders will be issued after the DHCR completes its Reconsideration. Click through to download the forms.
CW opens MCI Help Center in effort to “union bust” the Tenants Association. Their “help” will be to scare you into signing their offer, which is a legal agreement. Be wary. Be very wary. There are good reasons not to sign anything. Read on….
HCR grants tenants’ request (with conditions) and renders Petitions for Administrative Review (PARs) moot. Tenants Association’s counsel characterizes Management’s offer as “illusory, deceptive and unenforceable.” TA counsel urges tenants not to respond to management’s offer and to stay united.
Beware of landlords bearing gifts! CWCapital’s latest “offer” to tenants needs careful analysis. Our attorney advises: hold off on taking action on it for now.
What We Need Tenants to Do NOW:
Join the Tenants Association and Sign a Public Membership Pledge. Complete SCRIE/DRIE Abatement Adjustment Forms, if appropriate. All links to forms and where completed forms go can be found in this post.
To protect themselves from MCI increases, SCRIE/DRIE tenants must fill out an Adjustment to Abatement Form and submit them to the NYC Finance Dept. with copy a of the DHCR Order of Rent Increase for an MCI.
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of MCIs will be explained at a general tenants’ meeting on Saturday, November 2, at 1:00 PM at Intermediate School 104.
Our community is being bombarded with MCIs. With five (5) rent increases approved and thousands of dollars at stake for tenants, the TA is working with attorney and electeds to get Orders rescinded. Emergency tenant meeting date/time to be announced soon.
DHCR has slapped PCV tenants with a rent increase order, less than a week after hitting Stuy Towners with one for their video intercom. This one— for the TV/Security System and Video Command Center—has reached PCV first, but the system is complex-wide and the MCI is expected to hit Stuy Town also—effectively doubling down on Stuytowners already reeling from last week’s order.
Agency’s failure to consider our attorney’s prior filing of objections suggests implementation of $12-$15 per month rent increase may be reconsidered.
CW Capital answers Tenants Rent Reduction Application before New York State Housing and Community Renewal. Uses opportunity to publicly call tenants “crass, petty and mean spirited”. Characterizes tenant’s application as an “opportunity to profit”.
Major candidates from both Democrat and Republican parties have confirmed. Join us at I.S. 104 for this first ever event.
With so many complaints of unauthorized access by management we thought it important to explain your rights as well as your responsibilities.
UPDATE: 5/14/2013: A FOURTH report has just been confirmed. See more.
With increasing reports of serious felonies and “open-door” invitations to crime in our community, Tenants Association advises residents to double lock and keep eyes open.