Tag: Housing

Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Rent Guidelines Board Decision

“I applaud the Rent Guidelines Board for voting to approve a much needed rent freeze on one-year rent stabilized leases. New York City is in the midst of a housing crisis and as we work together with our partners in government to create new affordable housing units, we must also ensure existing rent stabilized homes are protected from unreasonable rent hikes. READ MORE

NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito to Call for a Rent Freeze For One Year Leases

NEW YORK – In testimony to be given before the Rent Guidelines Board, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will once again call for a rent freeze for one year leases. In addition, since a freeze is not on the table for two year leases, the Speaker will call for at most a .5% increase.

As Speaker Mark-Viverito’s testimony states: “New York City is a city of renters. READ MORE

Council to Vote on Modified Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability Plan.

Council will also strengthen City services for runaway, homeless, and sexually exploited youth

City Hall – Today the City Council will vote on a modified version of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability plan. The Council will also vote on two bills related to City services for homeless, runaway, and sexually exploited youth. READ MORE