Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Votes For Strongest Tenant Protections In History, Helping Millions Of New Yorkers Stay In Their Homes

Gianaris, Who Helped Craft Legislation, Cheered Vote on Major Overhaul That Supports Tenants

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris voted to pass the most significant pro-tenant protection laws in the history of New York. The new rent laws, which Senator Gianaris helped write, will make living in New York more affordable for hundreds of thousands of families.

“After years of displacement caused by rent laws that worked against them, New York’s tenants finally have a seat at the table thanks to a new Senate that is working with our Assembly partners to eagerly champion housing affordability,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “This sweeping legislation provides the strongest tenant protections since the enactment of rent laws decades ago and I am proud to have worked with incredible grassroots organizers to deliver this historic progress. I am honored that we passed this today.”

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Video of Senator Gianaris’ floor speech on rent laws is available here: