June 14, 2017
"Displacement in our communities is real. It happens every single day and the shelters are booming with families who cannot afford to live in our city. …My residents, my tenants are rent burdened, severely rent burdened and we have seen the abuses that some landlords have utilized vacancy decontrol in order to game the system and inflate rents," said Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa, speaking about legislation that repeals provisions of New York State and New York City statutes that remove apartments from rent stabilization or rent control when the apartments are vacated and could be rented for monthly rents of $2,700 or more. A433