Housing Here and Now and Real Rent Reform are coordinating trips to Albany during every day of the legislative session. We are distributing literature to the New York State Senate and staff on the importance of repealing vacancy decontrol.
Check out both the fact sheets we have already distributed:
4/20/09: TenantsPAC Memorandum of Support for Repeal of Vacancy Decontrol
4/21/09: A Profile of Rent Regulated Tenants
4/22/09: It's Not Just a Manhattan Issue: The Impact of Vacancy Decontrol on the Boroughs
4/27/09: It's Not Just the Rent: Tenant Protections Under Rent Regulation
4/28/09: Landlords Prosper Under Rent Regulation
5/5/09: Vacancy Decontrol Hurts Immigrants
5/11/09: The Future of Affordable Housing
5/12/09: Stronger Rent Laws Now! - On May 12, over 250 tenants from across New York lobbied for stronger rent laws in New York. Here is the flyer we distributed widely with our platform.
5/18/09: In Defense of Regulation
5/19/09: Regulation Is Not a Subsidy, It Is a Anti-Profiteering Measure
5/20/09: Nothing Short of Full Repeal! Why Raising the Threshold Won't Work
6/1/09: Vacancy Decontrol Affects Apartments Renting for Under $2,000
6/2/09: Destabilization Destabilizes Communities: the Threat of Predatory Equity