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Historic Affordable Housing Legislation: It's A Deal!

Tenants across New York state can breathe a little easier.  This week on Tuesday State Legislators reached a deal to extend and strengthen rent regulation throughout New York state.  This is a historical moment for tenant advocates. This has happen just in the nick of time as the current rent laws are set to expire this Saturday.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that he would sign whatever legislation was agreed upon by the Senate and Assembly, “This is the best tenant protections they will pass, and I will sign it,” he said, speaking at a news conference in Albany on Wednesday    

Jon Haggins Globetrotter

Jon Haggins Globetrotter

June, 7, 2019 • 2 min read

Take a trip around the world in the comfort of your home with Jon Haggins Globetrotter–from Ireland to Spain, to the Caribbean, come explore what other cultures have to offer.

Landlords Push Back on Proposed Rent Regulations

New York’s rent regulations expiration next Saturday, June 15th.  Tenants and members of the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance from across the state, demand New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators pass universal rent control legislation that would strengthen and expand tenants rights across the state of New York before rent laws expire.

Come Clean

Come Clean

June, 5, 2019 • 1 min read

Getting tired of the boring interview set ups? Tune into Come Clean, where Charles Eschelman interviews people around NYC inside a clawfoot bathtub.

What is Universal Rent Control?

What is Universal Rent Control?

May, 31, 2019 • 7 min read

As New York’s rent regulations expiration date grows closer, housing advocates and several Democratic legislators are working hard on a package of bills to establish universal rent control across the state.

Nine bills have been introduced in the State Senate and Assembly to address what activists call "loopholes" in the laws that have caused a decrease in the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York City.  The platform incorporates several interconnected pieces of legislation.