Bronx tenants were out in force last night to tell the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) not to increase rents! For over 5 hours, tenant after tenant shared how pressures of displacement are forcing them out of their homes and lining the pockets of their landlords. Tenants shared how Major Capital Improvements (MCIs), Individual Apartment Improvements (IAIs), preferential rents, and fees increase their rents while they receive few services and live in horrible conditions.
Our message came through loud and clear: Landlords don’t deserve a rent increase and rent is already too high! We demand a #rentfreeze!
CASA members were joined tenants from Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association Inc., Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, Fast Food Justice, Riverside Edgecombe Neighborhood Association, We Stay / Nos Quedamos Committee, Rent Justice Coalition and Movemiento por Justicia del Barrio.