New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement calling upon all of his Black and Hispanic colleagues in the Senate and in the Assembly to vote against any budget that does not include rent regulation.
“I am calling upon all of my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly – especially my colleagues who are Black and Hispanic – to refuse to vote for any Budget without rent regulation protection. These protections limit rent and rent hikes that landlords can charge on more than a million apartments in New York.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today in concert with today’s Rent Regulation Rally in Albany:
“There’s a lot of finger pointing about who will be responsible for New York rent control and rent stabilization laws that are still not extended and the pain it will cause for the poor and needy people of New York who rely upon these laws for decent housing.
Let’s consider two issues: the Millionaires’ Tax and Rent Control Laws. If Governor Cuomo would have included them both in his Budget, things might not be so bad.
Passing the Millionaires’ Tax could have helped New York’s government to prevent the loss of services in health care, education, senior citizen programs, etc.
MINORITY HOMEOWNERS ACCUSE LAWYER OF STEALING THEIR AMERICAN DREAM
A group of minority homeowners, have seen their American Dream shatter by the apparent conflict of interest between their lawyers and the real estate company.
The owners, which are composed of Dominicans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans, are accusing Jaime Ramirez, Esq., of malpractice, conflict of interest and ethical violations. “We have invested all our life savings trying to live the American Dream by being able to purchase our home, but unfortunately due to our lawyers negligence and conflict of interest with the real estate company, we are on the verge of losing our homes”, stated Joanny de la Cruz, one of the victims.
Posted by Ruben Diaz on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
District 32 Bronx County, New York
A Few Questions for Mayor Bill de Blasio Regarding the New York City Housing Authority
You should know that the problems within the New York City Housing Authority are among the biggest headaches that our new Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to confront during his tenure as New York City Mayor.