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Meet the Rent Guidelines Board’s new tenant member

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

New Rent Guidelines Board tenant representative Leah Goodridge is, first and foremost, a native New Yorker.

“Because I’ve seen the changes in the city over a number of decades, (joining the board) was definitely something I was interested in,” she said. 730 more words

Rent Reg

As Trump’s New Travel Ban Set to Begin, Muslim and Immigrant Advocates Return to JFK

Immigrant and Muslim advocates who were among thousands protesting President Trump’s travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport in January returned to the same spot this morning, hours before the ban is set to take effect. 739 more words

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Rent Guidelines Board Votes to End Two-Year Rent Freeze

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has officially ended a two-year rent-freeze by voting to increase rents for the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. In a move that frustrates both tenant advocates and landlords, the board approved increases of 1.25 percent on one-year leases and 2 percent on two-year leases. 772 more words

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Stabilizing NYC Announces Predatory Landlords List

On the steps of City Hall, Stabilizing NYC announced its list of 10 predatory equity landlords throughout New York City. A crowd of about 100 tenants, advocates and public officials gathered in front of City Hall to announce those landlords who reportedly force tenants to live in horrendous and often dangerous conditions. 190 more words

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Cries of Tenant Harassment Tarnishes Silvershore Properties Reputation

On June 13th, tenants and their allies rallied outside of the Brooklyn Housing Court to ask the court to step in to address dangerous conditions in four buildings owned by Silvershore Properties. 319 more words

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