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File #: Res 0340-2018    Version: * Name: Rent Regulations Package - Extend rent stabilization to unregulated apartments.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling on New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would extend rent stabilization to unregulated apartments.
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 340, 2. Committee Report 5/2/18, 3. Hearing Testimony 5/2/18, 4. Hearing Transcript 5/2/18, 5. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-9-18, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 9, 2018
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/9/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Housing and Buildings P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available

Preconsidered Res. No. 340

 

Resolution calling on New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would extend rent stabilization to unregulated apartments.

 

By Council Members Rivera, Cornegy, Chin, Rosenthal, Torres, Williams, Perkins and Kallos

 

Whereas, New York City continues to face a housing crisis, with the latest Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) conducted by the United States Census Bureau revealing a vacancy rate of only 3.65 percent; and

Whereas, The HVS identified 936,850 unregulated units in New York City; and

Whereas, The lease terms and rental rates for unregulated units are negotiated between the owner and tenant; and

Whereas, Tenants in unregulated units have little, if any, protection from excessive rent increases or burdensome changes in lease provisions and have no right to lease renewals, which allows landlords to continuously seek out new tenants capable of paying ever higher rents; and

                     Whereas, Rent stabilization gives tenants critical protections and rights by setting standards for rent increases and evictions and by providing renewal rights;

Whereas, All tenants should be afforded the kinds of protections provided under rent stabilization; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls on New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would extend rent stabilization to unregulated apartments.

 

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