The New York is Our Home! citywide campaign is organizing tenants to fight to preserve affordable housing in New York by changing unfair rent regulation laws.
The Upper Manhatten Borough Meeting was the third in a series of Borough Meetings happening across the city, all leading up to a massive Affordable Housing Rally on May 23rd expected to draw thousands of New Yorkers.
A full house turned out to last week's Upper Manhattan Borough Meeting. 182 people, mostly from tennant associations in Harlem, filled the room before security started turning people away. Elected officials at the meeting included Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmember Miguel Martinez and staff from State Senator Bill Perkins, Speaker Christine Quinn, Congressman Rangel, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Councilmember Robert Jackson and Councilmember Inez Dickens.
Discussion focused on the May 23rd "Hands Around Stuy-Town" Affordable Housing Rally. Expect a strong Upper Manhattan contingent at the rally. Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito and Miguel Martinez pledged to fill 4 buses with people for the rally.
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