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After hundreds of tenants testified across the city about how rent increases are causing homelessness and displacement, the Rent Guidelines voted to increase rents by 1.5% for 1 year leases and 2.5% for 2 year leases. “As small as that 1.5% may appear, that adds up to money to where they are gonna have to […]
CASA Leader Carmen Vega-Rivera speaks out on the compounding permanent increases through Major Capital Improvements and the increases voted upon by the Rent Guidelines Board. “When you combine all that and then you add a one-year or two-year increase, you’re substantially impacting that family. I’m getting impacted. I worked my whole life as a professional,” said […]
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), […]
Tenants at 1072 Woodycrest Ave have been living without gas since January and without reliable elevator service for years. Their landlord recently swapped out their gas stoves for electric ones and is fixing their elevator all because he has plans to apply for an MCI to make tenants pay more rent for services they didn’t […]
We are excited to share with you updates on our fight against the Jerome Ave rezoning plan, what the final plan will mean to tenants and workers in the area including what we won and will continue to do to fight for our neighborhood! Additionally, we won major victories in our new No More MCIs […]
We are excited to share with you updates including the beginning of the ULURP process in the Jerome Ave rezoning plan and the response by tenants and workers including packing hearings, the ground-breaking Right to Counsel Victory, the new No More MCI Campaign and wins from Stabilizing NYC! Additionally there are updates on our tenant […]