Sponsoring an Informational Tenants' Meeting on Rent Regulation

Thomas K. Duane

October 30, 2010

On October 29, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler and I sponsored an informational meeting on rent regulation facilitated by the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition.  Rent regulation benefits all New Yorkers, whether or not they live in a rent-regulated apartment, and is one of the main reasons that New York is such a racially and economically diverse, dynamic, vibrant and exciting place.  At the meeting, Mary Tek of Tenants & Neighbors discussed with an enthusiastic group of tenants recent housing bills passed by the New York State Legislature and New York City Council, the campaign for rent regulation reform and pending legislation, and how to become involved in the fight to strengthen and preserve affordable housing.

We anticipate further meetings to strengthen the valuable support network we have begun to build.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Belinda Cape in my office at (212) 633 8052 or belinda@tomduane.com.  Also, Tenants and Neighbors has a series of informative workshops on a wide range of housing issues, which can be found at www.tenantsandneighbors.org/workshops.html.