Issues: Housing

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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Hoylman Blasts Senate Republicans on Expiring Rent Laws

Hoylman: Senate Republicans are toying with the lives of more than two million New Yorkers

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “Tonight, by allowing New York's rent laws to expire, State Senate Republicans are toying with the lives of more than two million New Yorkers. Rather than renewing and strengthening these important laws, my misguided Republican colleagues have passed phony ‘one house’ legislation that would fundamentally undermine the rent laws themselves.

June 15, 2015
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Senator Espaillat: We Cannot 'Punt' on Tenants' Rights

State Senator Adriano Espaillat said "To keep the current rent laws in place would be a complete failure on the part of our state government to protect tenants. A straight extender of any kind, such as the one proposed by the Senate Republicans, will mean a massive loss in affordable housing and will leave tenants vulnerable to harassment and unfair rent increases. These laws favor landlords in a city where scores of middle and working class tenants are being priced out daily.

June 15, 2015
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Senator Espaillat, Council Members Rodriguez and Levine, Hold Press Conference to Inform Tenants of Their Rights as Rent Laws Near Expiration

 

 

Senator Espaillat, Council Members Rodríguez and Levine, Hold Press Conference to Inform Tenants of Their Rights as Rent Laws Near Expiration 

June 14, 2015
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Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors

Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors 

(Hollis, Queens -- May 8th, 2015) In light of recent deaths across the five boroughs, Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted a Fire Prevention Workshop for residents of the community yesterday, May 7th, 2015. The workshop was the first in a series of planned fire prevention initiatives to help residents protect their families against home-based hazards. These initiatives are part of an effort to increase awareness and minimize risks from fire, carbon monoxide exposure and household appliances.

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ULSTER AND DELAWARE COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic met  with Ulster and Delaware County representatives from the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) in his Albany office to discuss NYSAR’s priorities for the end of the 2015 legislative session.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Serrano Fights for Stronger Rent Legislation

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in two major rallies for stronger rent laws. On June 3rd, the Senator was joined by New York City Council Members who came to lend their voice to the urgent need to protect affordable housing for hard working New Yorkers. On June 9th, thousands of tenants came to the State Capitol to demand and end to vacancy decontrol and other rent loopholes that are destroying affordable housing all across New York City. 

June 9, 2015
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Press Release: Time is Running out for Rent-Control Renewal: Legislators, Tenants & Activists Speak Out

Yonkers, NY - Senate Democratic Leader, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assemblymembers Shelley Mayer and J. Gary Pretlow were joined by tenants and tenant advocates today in calling on Governor Cuomo and the Republican Senate to renew and strengthen rent regulations that are set to expire on June 15, 2015. With more than 25,000 rent stabilized units in Westchester, with 16,000 of those in Yonkers. That number has been reduced from almost 32,000 in 1997, elected leaders, tenants and tenant advocates gathered to press for stronger laws to protect tenants and prevent further loss of affordable housing. Strengthening and renewing tenant protections will help keep thousands of families in affordable homes in their own communities.

June 5, 2015
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Senator Hamilton Convenes NYCHA Town Hall with Co-Hosts Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, and District Leader Anthony Jones

Community Dialogue includes presentation from NYCHA and Q&A Session from Residents

(Brooklyn, NY) Last night, more than 80 residents gathered at the Van Dyke Community Center at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Town Hall convened by Senator Jesse Hamilton and co-hosted by Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, and District Leader Anthony Jones. The Town Hall included panelists from the De Blasio administration, Harold Miller, from the NYC Mayor's Office of Community Affairs, and NYCHA, Brian Honan from the NYCHA State and City Legislative Affairs office. Dedrea Olivera, Editor in Chief of the Brownsville Collective Newspaper, served as the moderator.

June 5, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton Calls for an End to Erosion of Affordable Housing with Colleagues and Advocates

(Albany, NY – June 3, 2015) Senator Hamilton joined colleagues, housing advocates, and neighborhood residents in calling for stronger rent laws at a rally today in the Capitol. Senator Hamilton issued the following statement, “We can grow New York’s economy without displacing New Yorkers. We can have a vibrant economy without ignoring the people who keep the economy moving. It is my job as a State Senator to represent all of my constituents, and the ones who need the help the most are the ones who are losing their homes, day in and day out.”

June 3, 2015
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GENDA SENATE SPONSOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON EIGHTH ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF TRANSGENDER EQUALITY BILL

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Senate sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), released the following statement after the Assembly passed the legislation for the eighth time today:  

June 2, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Hamilton to Co-Host NYCHA Town Hall at Van Dyke I Community Center

 

NYCHA Town Hall 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6pm
Van Dyke I Community Center
392 Blake Ave
(Btw Mother Gaston Blvd. and Powell St.)
Subway: Junius St (3), Livonia (L)

 

The New York City Housing Authority Town Hall is an opportunity for residents to learn more about NYCHA public safety, security cameras, repairs, senior centers, community programs, and government accountability. 

 

[NOTE: Address update to 392 Blake Avenue. The address listed on the flyer, 330 Powell Ave, is not a direct entrance to the Community Center]

 

June 4, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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June 1, 2015
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Senator Espaillat Announces Affordable Housing Legislative Package

Senator Espaillat joined members of the Senate Democratic Conference to unveil an affordable housing package to better ensure fair housing practices throughout New York State. 

May 29, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development  Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair  11:30 AM, Monday, June 1, 2015  Room 308 LOB

June 1, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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