Garodnick, Mendez, Elected Officials, Tenant Advocates March to Rent Board Hearings and Call for Fairness
Council Members Dan Garodnick and Rosie Mendez, along with elected officials and East Side housing advocates, marched from 14th Street and First Avenue to the meeting of the Rent Guidelines Board at Cooper Union and rallied for fair rents. Approximately 200 marchers met up with a similar contingent from Chinatown at the site of the hearings for a strong, vocal showing by tenants.
“In a year when vacancy levels in Manhattan are again below 1 percent, and when vacancy levels citywide remain at emergency levels, this is not the time for tenants to be hammered with steep rent increases,” said Council Member Garodnick. “Tenants have a very clear case for why they should be spared huge rent hikes, and we will make that case publicly.”