Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that his office has officially launched office hours, in partnership with the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, to offer assistance to his constituents who are senior citizens, in signing up for the New York City Rent Freeze Initiative.
The City has been launching new efforts to inform persons at least 62 years or older about the program that will keep a tenant’s rent from increasing if they have a household income of $50,000 or less, live in a rent regulated apartment, and spend more than one third of their income on rent.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to partner with the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit to bring awareness, and get seniors signed up, for the Rent Freeze Initiative.
The rising costs of rent threatens the ability of the New Yorkers who have contributed so much to this City to stay in their own homes. I believe this program will offer the help many need and deserve to reduce some of their living expenses. I encourage residents to schedule an appointment, to review the process and apply.”
“As costs rise and senior incomes remain fixed, we are committed to helping seniors stay in the city they love by conducting proactive outreach to increase enrollment in rent freeze programs. Our unit is proud to partner with Senator Golden to hold office hours and reach out to seniors and people with disabilities to ensure New York remains a city for all,” said Regina Schwartz, Director, Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit.
Senator Golden’s staff recently visited senior centers to announce the presence of Public Engagement Unit staff at his office every other Tuesday, from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM starting today, with the next dates scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd and Tuesday, June 6th. To make an appointment, contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.