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Petitioning Governor of New York State Honorable Andrew Cuomo

Repeal Vacancy Deregulation

Landlords have a strong motive to boot out rent regulated tenants.  That's because landlords can claim the rent exceeds $2700 (sometimes based on "improvements") and take it out of rent regulation forever.

And that means landlords try to buy out or harass out regulated tenants. 

So if we end the motive, we end the harassment, and keep our homes affordable for ourselves and the next generation.  We also cut homelessness.

In 2019, the rent laws will be renewed again.  But we can't wait until then.  Urge Governor Cuomo, your Assembly Member  and your State Senator to repeal vacancy decontrol when they renew the rent laws and

  • end harassment and many evictions
  • re-regulate tens of thousands of apartments
  • reduce homelessness
  • stop the drain of affordable housing
  • increase the number of people who have the rights of rent regulation, including the right to to a renewal lease at a rate fixed by the Rent Guidelines Board; the right to complain without fear of eviction; and the right to have the family members living with them for years get the apartment if the primary tenant leaves.

Please sign now - and email your legislators!


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    Honorable Andrew Cuomo

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