Senate Announces Series Of Hearings On Rent Regulation And Tenant Protection

(Albany, NY) The Senate today announced a series of public hearings on rent regulation and tenant protection issues. Senator Brian Kavanagh, Chair of the Housing Committee will lead the hearings and ensure legislative efforts to advance New Yorkers’ housing rights reflect the perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders.

“New Yorkers deserve access to safe and affordable housing options. The Senate Democratic Majority will work tirelessly to support New Yorkers who simply want to stay in the communities they call home,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “I commend Senator Kavanagh for organizing these hearings and for his leadership on this critical issue that impacts millions of New Yorkers’ lives.”

Chair of the Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee Senator Brian Kavanagh said, “Decent affordable housing is one of the most fundamental human needs, and yet our laws to protect New York tenants have been far too weak and riddled with loopholes that not only permit bad behavior, but sometimes incentivize it. The new Senate Majority is committed to renewing and dramatically strengthening these laws for the first time in generations. These hearings will be an important part of that process!”

The hearings will take place in communities throughout New York State to help ensure a diverse group of New Yorkers will be able to provide testimony. The hearings include:

  • Thursday, May 9, from 4:00-8:00 PM in Syracuse at the Danforth Middle School, 309 West Brighton Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205.
  • Thursday, May 16, from 1:00-8:00 PM in Brooklyn at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
  • Wednesday, May 22, from 1:00-8:00 PM in Albany at the Legislative Office Building.
  • Thursday, May 23, from 2:30-8:00 PM in the Hudson Valley at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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