Metropolitan Council On Housing Campaigns
Rent regulation is the largest affordable housing program in New York, but it is being rapidly phased out.
2.5 million New Yorkers depend on rent stabilization and rent control for protections against steep rent increases and evictions without cause. But these laws have been severely weakened after decades of relentless lobbying by powerful and wealthy landlords.
We're pushing a sweeping package of legislative reforms to preserve this vital affordable housing stock for this generation and the next. Learn more...
The City of New York wants to Rezone Inwood. Rezoning regulates what can be built and what rules apply to the buildings in your community. This gives landlords incentive to force tenants out, and risks mass displacement of current residents.
It’s Not Too Late.
The Community Needs To Know What You Think. Discuss important questions like how we can preserve affordable housing and keep existing rent affordable. We want you to know about therezoning proposal for East of Broadway and share your concerns & ideas. Contact Nova for more information
A coalition we are part of that is fighting to secure safe housing for all tenants!Tenant safety, especially against CONSTRUCTION AS HARASSMENT! Construction as harassment is when your landlord makes excessive noise, disorder, or hazardous living conditions through construction TO FORCE YOU OUT OF YOUR RENT-REGULATED APARTMENT.
If you think that your building really needs a tenant association, it's probably because you have problems that you can't get corrected by yourself no matter how hard you try. It is almost certain that other tenants in the building feel the same way—and some of them will be more than willing to start working together with you.
When tenants work together, they can apply more pressure to make a landlord provide services, make repairs, and stop harassment—and get the best possible home for the rent they're paying. A strong tenant association can force a landlord to listen; as a group, the tenants can have more leverage to negotiate, file complaints with the city and state agencies that oversee housing, get help from elected officials, go to court, or—if push comes to shove—call a rent strike. Learn more...