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The Real Rent Reform Campaign is a New York-based coalition of over fifty housing, community, faith and labor groups fighting for the renewal and strengthening of the rent laws. For more information, like us on Facebook ( or visit our blog (

Letter to
New York Governor
We, the People of New York, call on you to keep your promise to renting families by ensuring that more than two million New Yorkers do not lose their homes on June 15, 2011.

The City of New York and the suburban counties are in a housing emergency. Without the protections of rent stabilization, the working and middle class -- the lifeblood of New York -- will be displaced. Governor Cuomo, we urge you to use your strong leadership to save our homes from special interests and to preserve affordable housing by:

1. Renewing and strengthening the rent laws, scheduled to expire on June 15, 2011.
2. Repealing vacancy destabilization, the law has allowed 300,000 units to become destabilized since 1997, and
3. Re-regulating all apartments that have been deregulated under this flawed system that encourages fraud and tenant harassment, and
4. Extending the protections of rent regulation to tenants in former Mitchell-Lama and project-based Section 8 buildings.

New York needs real rent reform. The future of the rent regulation system is at stake.

Governor Cuomo, it’s up to you.