Thurs., April 11, 5:30 p.m.: Tenants Rally and March for Rent Law Reform—Laws Expire June 15, 2019.

Paying market rate? Longtime tenant? Join us for a rally and march to show Albany tenant strength. We need stronger and expanded rent laws this year.

Time: 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th St. (betw. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and Lenox Ave.)
After the rally, we’ll march to the State Office Building on 125th St.

Let us know if you’re coming. If enough people sign up, we may get our own bus.

Whether you’re a longtime tenant or you’re paying a market-rate rent—we’ve got a law for you:

Paying a market-rate, preferential rent? Any increase should be based on that amount, not the higher legal rent in your lease. Don’t you want the right to renew your lease? Unless the law changes, you’ll lose that in June 2020. More than half of STPCV apartments have preferential rents.

Longtime rent-stabilized tenant? You need relief from MCIs, and you need rent stabilization to continue.

Tenants and advocates have mounted the Housing Justice for All campaign to expand and strengthen the rent laws. Nine bills address the housing crisis all over the state.

Who’s against us? Big Real Estate—and the politicians who take their money. Big Real Estate has big bucks, but tenants have votes. Tenants and their advocates have been lobbying hard in Albany, and the climate is right for the change and justice that tenants need and deserve.

Hope to see you at the rally. RSVP.

Can’t make it? What else you can do:

Email Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Twitter: @NYGovCuomo, @CarlHeastie, @AndreaSCousins

Hashtags: #TenantTuesday #TenantPower #UniversalRentControl  #HousingIsAHumanRight #PredatoryEquity

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Posted 4/7/19