The New York rent regulation laws protect the security of over one million household, which contributes a lot protecting the economic vitality of the region. To allow these protections to lapse, eliminating our major source of affordable housing would mean certain disaster. Disaster has happened before and it can happen here, unless we work to avoid what’s obvious.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Senator Perkins held a press conference with Senate and Assembly colleagues to advocate for the continuation of rent regualtion in order to help protect over 2,000,000 New Yorkers.
On Monday, June 13th 2011 Senator Perkins produly stood in unity with many tenants and tenant rights advocates outside the Governor's office to fight for real rent reform. Shortly thereafter, many individuals including Senator Perkins, were arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct.