This week the New York Times Editorial Board endorsed several measures that Catholic Migration Services and Queens tenants have been advocating to Albany legislators. These proposals would eliminate some of the loopholes in state laws that currently allow landlords to impose significant rent increases that often make rent regulated apartments unaffordable. Catholic Migration Services has been working closely with tenants and coalition partners to advocate for the critical changes now supported by the Times. These changes include restricting how landlords can eliminate “preferential rents” and eliminating the incentive to evict tenants (“vacancy bonuses”).
Read the full story in the New York Times: Voters Can Keep Housing Affordable