In June 2017, the Rent Guidelines Board voted for a 1.25% increase for 1 year leases and 2% increase for 2 year leases because of testimony from CASA and other tenant groups across the city. Over 300 tenants from CASA and other groups from the Rent Justice Coalition marched to the RGB hearing and 85 tenants testified demanding a rent rollback–more than an other hearing in the City. While the lower increase is better than the 2% and 4% increases proposed, we are organizing to fight even harder for a rent rollback in 2018!
In June 2016, we won a RENT FREEZE for the second year in a row for the 2.5 million rent stabilized tenants in this city!!
CASA and tenants from across the city joined the fight to defend the RENT FREEZE in a lawsuit by the Rent Stabilization Association (a network of landlords of Rent Stabilized buildings) against the Rent Guidelines board.
Four years ago, barely anyone showed up to the RGB. Three years ago, hundreds did and we got the lowest increases in history. For the last two years, we made history again and won a historic RENT FREEZE for more than 1 million tenants. Tenant Power is BUILDING!!!!
Join us at our monthly campaign meetings the 1st Wednesday of the month
(718) 716-8000 ext. 117