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Tenants & Neighbors Annual Membership Meeting

Let's Make this the Year of Tenant Power!

When:
Saturday, September 27 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where:
281 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010

Admission:
Admission is free for current dues-paying members. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:
RSVP to Miriam Serrano at mserrano@tandn.org or
212-608-4320 ext. 314 by September 19.

Translation?
If you are in need of a translation, please contact Miriam Serrano at mserrano@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 314 by September 8.

Rent Guidelines Board Votes for 1% and 2.75% Rent Hikes

On Monday, June 23rd, the Rent Guidelines Board voted for the lowest increase in the history of the board at 1% increase for a one-year lease renewal and 2.75% increase for a two-year lease renewal. After a historic opportunity to correct the course of unjustifiably high rent increases under Mayor Bloomberg's administration, the Board voted for rent hikes for low and moderate income tenants. Tenants & Neighbors worked closely with a citywide coalition of hundreds of tenants, elected officials, legal service providers, and tenant advocates during the past few months. As a result of these efforts, the tenant movement came the closest we ever have to a rent freeze.

We are disappointed that the Rent Guidelines Board did not vote for a rent freeze. A rent freeze was what New Yorkers needed.

At Tenants & Neighbors, our members are facing the affordability crisis and are making hard decisions every day. Paying the increasingly unaffordable rent means not being able to buy medicine, food, clothes, take vacations, visit grandchildren, and having to take in roommates. Throughout the campaign, tenants testified about the increasing unaffordability of their apartment and neighborhood, predatory equity speculation in regulated housing, and the Board's obligation to consider their own data of increasing profit for landlords and high rent burdens for tenants.

You can see some of the tenant's stories here: http://rentfreeze.tumblr.com

We still need a course correction. Tenants & Neighbors will continue to organize for a rent freeze for both one and two year leases for next year's Rent Guidelines Board. We hope you will join us in this fight!

 




How We Assist Tenants

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service

Answer Your Questions
about Tenants' Rights

We can answer questions you may have about your rights as a tenant. Email your question to us at info@tandn.org or give us a call at 212-608-4320. Rent regulated tenants, please call extension 314. Other tenants, please call extension 400.

Help You Organize
a Tenant Association

If you would like to start a tenant association in your building or revitalize an existing tenant association, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.

Help You Organize
a Building Campaign

If your tenant association would like to organize a campaign around an issue in your building, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition

Help You Organize
a System Change Campaign

We have a number of ongoing campaigns to address the underlying causes of loss of affordability. The best way to get involved is to join one of our Tenant Leadership Committees, which help us determine campaign goals and plan strategies and tactics. For more information, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-609-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.


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Become a Member
Annual dues are only $35 for individuals, $10 for youth under 25 and low-income people. Click here to join the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition. As soon as you join, we'll send you a membership card in the mail. Your tenant association can also join as an organizational member. For more information, contact Miriam Serrano at 212-608-4320 ext. 314.

Join a Tenant Leadership Committe
The committees typically meet on a monthly basis, in the evenings, and they help us plan and carry out our campaigns. We provide training and leadership development to committee members. If you are interested, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.