Join us this Saturday to Strengthen Rent Laws!

Curt BTUJoin us this Saturday, Dec. 20th at 10:30 a.m. for a rally & march to demand that Albany strengthens the rent regulation system and preserves the biggest source of affordable housing in south Brooklyn: rent stabilized apartments.

The rent laws — the whole rent regulation system — expires on June 15, 2015.  Landlords are using that as an opportunity to push our elected officials to weaken those laws as they renew them.  Weaker rent laws mean more tenant harassment and more homelessness.  They mean more MCIs.  More fees.  More frivolous court cases.  More repairs withheld from long-term residents. And more overcharges for new ones.

Join us at the rally & march this Saturday to demand that Albany strengthens the rent laws & protects families.

We’re combining forces with New York Communities for Change, UHAB, and Crown Heights Tenant Union to let our elected officials know that tenants mean business!  We’ll be joined by Public Advocate Letitia James, NYS Comptroller Scott Stringer, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblymembers Jim Brennan & Walter Mosley, and Councilmembers Jumaane D. Williams, Laurie Cumbo, and Mathieu Eugene.  It’s our last opportunity to send a message to our state elected officials before they head up to Albany in January.

HOUSING JUSTICE MARCH final Dec. 20 2014-page-001Meet us at Franklin Ave & President St at 10:30 a.m.  Or meet us at the Flatbush Tenant Coalition office at 10 a.m (1616 Newkirk Ave. We’ll have MTA cards for whoever needs them.)  We’re also providing free van service from the corner of St. Paul’s Pl. & Church Ave (and back) for those who can’t walk the whole route.

The fight for affordable housing is on – we’re united and strong, and we are READY!

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