Monthly Archives: July 2019

Meet the Eviction Defenders Helping to Keep Tenants at Home

A young man sits at a small table inside the front door of a four-story building less than two blocks from the headquarters of Twitter, Square, and Uber. Without looking up from his laptop, he tells visitors “fourth floor” before they can ask. He knows that almost all of them seek help from above, [...]

2019-07-31T10:17:46-07:00July 31st, 2019|Advocacy|

Bernie Sanders: As a Child, Rent Control Kept a Roof over My Head

(CNN)I was born and raised in a three-and-a-half room apartment in Brooklyn. My father was a paint salesman who worked hard his entire life, but never made much money. This was not a life of desperate poverty -- but coming from a lower middle-class family, I will never forget how money, or really lack [...]

2019-07-31T10:06:11-07:00July 31st, 2019|Advocacy|

Is Rent Control a ‘Taking’ of Landlords’ Property?

There was always going to be a lawsuit. In June, when state lawmakers in Albany approved a package of bills allowing communities around New York to establish rent-control policies when they face severe housing shortages, they also expanded rent stabilization rules that were already in place in New York City and a few surrounding counties. [...]

2019-07-31T09:41:36-07:00July 31st, 2019|Advocacy|