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Queens Tenant Monthly Meeting

Catholic Migration Services tenant meeting

Julissa Ferreras, council member of the 21st district in Queens, spoke at the Queens Tenant Monthly Meeting.

CMS held our first Queens Tenant Monthly Meeting of fall 2014 on Wednesday September 24.Over 80 community members attended the meeting at St. Sebastian Parish Center. We were joined by council member Julissa Ferreras of the 21st district in Queens. She spoke about current housing issues in the Elmhurst, Corona, and Jackson Heights area and a new development for affordable housing that is opening in Corona. Ariel Salazar of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs gave a presentation on the new paid sick leave law that was enacted in the city of New York on April 1st 2014. This law grants new rights for employees to receive compensation for days that they or a loved one are sick and cannot work.

CMS housing attorney Kenny Minaya ended our meeting with announcements that effect tenants throughout the 5 boroughs. He explained the rent increases that are beginning on October 1st and he reminded tenants about the legal temperature in New York City apartments. He also spoke regarding the expiration of the rent stabilization law in June 2015 and a renewal that further protects the rights of tenants. CMS staff Jennifer Park, Alexina Delvecchio, Alice Davis, and Quetzalli Rocha were present to speak with community member about our Immigration Legal Services and Immigrant Workers Rights Program. Members of CMS partner organizations JASA, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, and Fidelis Health Care were available to speak with community members about the various services they each provide. CMS will be holding the Queens Tenant Monthly Meetings now through June.

For more information about the CMS monthly meetings, please contact Kenny Minaya at

Location: St. Sebastian Parish Center
39-60 57th St., Woodside, NY 11377

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

October 28, 2014
November 26, 2014
December 17, 2014
January 28, 2015
February 25, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 30, 2015
May 27, 2015
June 24, 2015

For a full list of CMS events, please see our Events Calendar!