New Yorkers at Risk of Being Kicked Out of their Apartments
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New Yorkers at Risk of Being Kicked Out of their Apartments

    1. Senator Eric Adams
    2. Petition by

      Senator Eric Adams

      Brooklyn, NY

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June 2011

Victory

New York State Senator Erik Adams started a petition on Change.org urging New Yorkers to fight attempts to kill rent control regulations.

During tense negotiations with the state legislature on rent control, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received 1,396 messages from the Change.org community.

Your voices made a difference! On June 24th, the New York legislature approved measures to restore renter protections for four more years. This legislation will protect more than 2.5 million renters from being kicked out of their homes. 

In addition to restoring current protections, the bill passed will make it harder to landlords to deregulate apartments, by raising the thresholds for rent and tenant income.

Rent laws for ALL rent-regulated apartments expire on June 15, 2011.  We need Governor Cuomo to protect tenants by renewing and strengthening rent laws, and ending vacancy destabilization.

Rent regulation provides tenants with important protections such as guaranteed lease renewal and stable rent increases.  This system not only protects tenants, it stabilizes neighborhoods and protects New York by making sure that there are homes that middle and working class people can afford to live in.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! NY State Restores & Strengthens Rent Control

      Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Rent control in NY has been restored for four more years for roughly a million apartments housing some 2.5 million tenants.It raises the thresholds for rent and tenant income that allow landlords to deregulate apartments, too.

    2. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      The tax cap - which is "inextricably linked" to the rent laws - is up for debate in the New York Assembly:

    3. Success! NY Families Won't Be Kicked Out of Homes

      Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      It seems that Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have struck a deal that will renew rent control laws that would have otherwise expired next month. The laws protect many working and middle class families by guaranteeing lease renewals...

    4. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Lawmakers struck a deal to renew rent stabilization laws that expire on June 15th, but remain divided on whether to close loopholes & strengthen these laws.

    5. Reached 1 signatures
    6. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Not everyone is convinced the governor is doing all he can do to renew & expand rent laws, including the Senate's point man on the issue, Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan).

    7. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Petition creator Sen. Eric Adams joins with residents in forming a human chain around a New York City apartment building.

    8. Reached 750 signatures
    9. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Democratic lawmakers are encouraged that Gov. Cuomo is talking about rent regs:

    10. Reached 500 signatures
    11. Success! Governor Cuomo Pushes for Rent Control Extension

      Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      New York's rent control laws, which guarantee many middle and working class tenants lease renewals and reasonable rent increases, are set to expire in less than a month. If the laws aren't renewed many families could be displaced and priced out of...

    12. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      The New York Observer calls Cuomo's support for rent regulations a "very big deal."

    13. Reached 250 signatures
    14. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Gov. Cuomo finally comes out strong for renewing and strengthening rent regulations:

    15. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      In an editorial, the New York Times asks Gov. Cuomo to renew and strengthen rental regulations.

    16. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Tenant advocates submit FOIA requests for details on who's really behind the attack on renter protections:

    17. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      New York tenants fight back against efforts to deregulate rent:

    18. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      More than half of all renters in the U.S. spend 30-50% or more of their income on rent & utilities.

    19. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Time is running out for New York City renters. “We can’t let it get to June 15 – if we wait, we’re in the worst possible negotiating position,” said Maggie Russell-Ciardi of the NY State Tenants and Neighbors Coalition. Read more:

    20. Millions of New Yorkers At Risk of Being Kicked Out of Their Homes

      Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Paying the rent each month is a reality for many Americans, especially young people and those who can't afford to purchase a home. Many cities and states have laws that help protect renters - laws like guaranteed lease renewal, and not allowing a...

    21. Reached 100 signatures
    22. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Senate Republican rent proposal would be "nightmare legislation for tenants," according to one lawmaker.

    23. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      GOP fights over rent laws:

    24. Reached 50 signatures
    25. Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      Bill would relax rent laws for landlords:

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • judith miraglia NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      our homes are so important to all of us who live at IPN. we moved into tribeca when there was no tribeca, affordable housing is so important to all of us, we love our homes & love this city with such a passion it's in our blood.

      thank you,

      judy miraglia

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    • Leah McGrew AUSTIN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      If it hadn't been for rent regulation, my grandparents would've been forced on the streets as they lived in NYC!

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • about 3 years ago

      where are people going to live????? Or do you care, because you live in your comfortable house?????

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    • Shirley Sanders BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm writing as a supporter of the "Who Cares? I Do" campaign because I care about people in need and the quality of life in New York. I'm asking you to protect existing human services that help vulnerable families and individuals during the current budget negotiation process. Human Service programs contribute to make sure homeless New Yorkers receive shelter and other services. Also, to keep the youth off the streets and out of trouble. Lastly, these services are of importance for all New Yorkers in need. Therefore, they should be available to them. Human Services provide a positive return-on-investment. Not only do they produce successful outcomes, but they are economic engines in the communities they serve by providing jobs and purchasing goods and services in the local community.

      Sincerely yours,

      Shirley Sanders

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    • Myra Hanshaw BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      We need stronger rent laws now!! The city has suffered enough!

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