Monthly Archives: June 2019

Landlords Are Still Crying About New York’s New Rent Control Laws ;(

Last week, New York’s legislature passed a raft of bills that will dramatically change the landscape for landlords and tenants in the state. Specifically, the laws make it harder for landlords to convert rent-controlled apartments to market-rate apartments, one of the major fuels for gentrification. Now, landlords are extremely sad. And we can’t get enough of it. “It’s all [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:39:57-07:00June 24th, 2019|Advocacy|

NYC’s Controversial New Rent Measures Could Spread To The Rest Of The State

Carla Johnson has been evicted from nine apartments in the past four years. All she did, she says, was complain about things like a gas leak, mold or a missing security gate. "It's cheaper for the landlord to put you out and move someone else in that doesn't know about the problem," she says. She [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:28:59-07:00June 21st, 2019|Advocacy|

These States Are Turning to Rent Control: How It Affects Affordable Housing

With Meghna Chakrabarti With about half of American renters spending more than 30% of their incomes on housing, advocates in cities and states across the country are building efforts to revive rent control policies. In February, Oregon became the first state to impose a statewide rent control policy. And lawmakers in New York, Washington and California have proposed [...]

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