Issues: Housing

Emergency Town Hall Meeting on Rent Regulation on July 29, 2015

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In Partnership with:

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Senator Jesse Hamilton

Senator Daniel Squadron Assembly Member Maritza Davila

Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley

Assembly Member Diana Richardson

Assembly Member Annette Robinson

Assembly Member Latrice M. Walker

NYC Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr.

NYC Council Member Antonio Reynoso

NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

July 29, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Tenant Harassment Hearing

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In cooperation with:

Brooklyn Borough President Adams

July 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Jesse Hamilton Rallies with Tenants of 60 Clarkson Ave, Colleagues, Housing Advocates, and Neighborhood Residents

(Brooklyn, NY - July 16, 2015) - Yesterday, Senator Jesse Hamilton spoke out at a rally with tenants, colleagues, housing advocates, and neighborhood residents. Senator Hamilton said, "I stand in support of the tenants of 60 Clarkson – in solidarity with neighbors, advocates, and other elected officials. I am committed to stopping the marginalization of residents of our neighborhoods. I salute all the groups gathered here today that work so diligently to ensure tenants can vindicate their right to safe, affordable, and livable housing." Groups that organized the rally include: Tenants & Neighbors, Crown Heights Tenant Union, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association.

July 16, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ANNOUNCEMENT

BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Congresswoman Velázquez, Assemblymember Simon, Councilmember Lander, and Councilmember Levin released the following joint statement regarding the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's announcement:

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO SMITH HOUSES

Squadron Details Over $450K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged residents of Alfred E. Smith Houses Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $450,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event included Smith Resident Association President Aixa Torres, NYCHA’s Deputy Director for City Capital Michael Clandorf, and NYCHA Security Manager Irving Anglada. It was co-hosted by the Smith Resident Association and NYCHA.

July 2, 2015
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Rent Guidelines Board Votes to Freeze Rents/ Albany Passes Rent laws

The Rent Guidelines Board, which determines rent increases for more than one million rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, voted on Monday night for an historic rent freeze on one-year leases and a two percent increase for two year leases.

While I believe a rent role back is appropriate, the Rent Guidelines Board's historic decision to freeze rents for one year leases will help keep New York affordable for over two million tenants. Who are being asked to pay an ever increasing percentage of their income towards rent, while landlords have increased their profits due to relatively flat operating costs.

June 30, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton Praises Rent Freeze, Urges Further Measures to Tackle Affordability Crisis

(Brooklyn, NY) – Senator Hamilton said, “The Rent Guidelines Board's vote last night delivered a historic victory for tenants – the first rent freeze in 46 years. Any fair-minded look at the Board's research shows they reached the right conclusion, freezing rents for one-year leases and deciding on a 2% increase on two-year leases. Published in April, their 22-page study shows that tenants’ incomes have roughly remained flat or decreased, while landlords have benefited from an easing in cost rises. These facts warrant the Board's historic decision last night.”

June 30, 2015
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Senator Dilan Rent Guidelines Board Testimony

Tamara Slogosky, Esq., Community Liaison to Senator Dilan delivered the following remarks during the Rent Guidelines Board, June 18, 2015 public hearing regarding proposed adjustments to affect renewal leases commencing between October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

On Monday, June 29 the Rent Guidelines Board approved a freeze on one-year leases. It’s the first rent freeze the board has approved since its formation in 1969.

June 30, 2015
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Senator Espaillat on Rent Guidelines Board Decision

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June 30, 2015
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June 25, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY & STATE TO INVESTIGATE UNSCRUPULOUS BRONX LANDLORDS

As rent law negotiations loom large, Klein calls for crooked landlords to be stripped of vacancy bonus

Hundreds of Bronx tenants forced out of rent-stabilized apartments while greedy landlords pad their pockets

June 22, 2015
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera on Rent Regulation Laws

"It is simply appalling that rent regulation laws were allowed to expire last night while Senate Republicans entertained a measure that had no chance of passing both houses and did not even come close to making the necessary changes to the law that New Yorkers who live in these apartment so desperately need and have been calling for. In fact, the bill proposed and passed by Senate Republicans places new obstacles and diluted the right of tenants trying to secure or maintain their homes.  

 

June 16, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton warns the "American Dream" has become an "American Nightmare" for New York renters

New Yorkers facing huge rent increases, as a large percentage of their income goes towards rent - call for Rent Resolution that Works for All

June 16, 2015
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Senator Jose Peralta regarding the expiration of the rent regulation laws: "New Yorkers deserve better"

In light of the expiration of the rent regulation laws that affect more than two million New Yorkers, State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) issued the following statement:

“I have approximately 40,000 rent regulated units in my district, and the tenants are standing by concerned about what could happen to them because no agreement has been reached to renew our state’s rent laws. I continue to urge my colleagues to strengthen these laws to protect hundreds of thousands of hard working families who have fallen victim to skyrocketing rent prices in recent years.”

June 16, 2015
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