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NYS passed Good Cause Eviction Protections against rent hikes and unfair evictions in April 2024. If you are eligible for Good Cause, you now have a right to remain in your home as long as you pay rent and follow your lease.

STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Slams Proposed Housing Deal As Failure for Tenants: Hochul, Heastie & Stewart-Cousins Delivered for Real Estate

Proposed Good Cause would be weakest in the country

NEW YORK – In response to reports of a proposed three-way housing deal, Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that represents tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement from Cea Weaver, Coalition Director

“New York is in a historic housing crisis. Tenants in every part of the state are struggling to keep a roof over their heads as rents and evictions skyrocket. And in the face of this crisis, the best our state leaders could offer tenants is a slap in the face.

“This sham of a housing deal will not  address the housing crisis – but it will ensure that the real estate industry keeps getting richer off the backs of hardworking tenants.

“The proposed Good Cause would be the weakest in the country, denying millions of renters across the state basic protections from unfair rent hikes and evictions. And the proposed changes to rent stabilization would put a target on the backs of rent stabilized tenants across the state, incentivizing landlords to harass them out of their homes to increase their profits.  

“If the best state leaders can do is a massive giveaway to real estate, then legislators must vote this deal down.”

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