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District 4

Keith Powers

Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place

May 7, 2020

”At the outset of this crisis, I joined with my colleagues in government to propose an idea to lessen the burden of rent payment: the use of security deposits to cover the cost.

As the city and state weigh various options, this is a common-sense measure that provides immediate and direct relief to renters.

I commend Governor Cuomo for allowing tenants statewide to use security deposits to cover the cost of rent, which will lessen the financial strain for scores of New Yorkers.”