On Monday, November 21st, our tenant leaders at 596 E. 22nd St. — Loraine, Tammy, and Gloria – shone the spotlight on a key piece of our fight for tenant rights in this Village Voice article by Steve Wishnia.
The article exposes MCI rent increases as yet another way our NY State Assembly & Senate pay landlords to push long-term tenants, primarily people of color, out of their homes by allowing huge rent hikes instead of enforcing repairs.
Our amazing tenant leaders Loraine Adonis Dellamore, Gloria Campbell, and Tammy Brake fought for years to finally get repairs after their predatory equity landlord drove their building into the ground.
Now this landlord wants them to pay a huge rent hike for the intentional neglect. This is their fight to stop MCI rent increases — yet another way our weak & wrong rent laws pay landlords to harass & displace NYC tenants.
Much love to South Brooklyn Legal Services and our comrades across NYC especially New Settlement Apartments Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA).
With weak New York State rent laws, NYC tenants must continue to be strong!
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