Reporting Stan Brooks
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Warning that the future of millions was at stake, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is heading to Albany to urge the state’s Senate to renew and strengthen rent regulations in New York City before they expire.
The June 15 deadline is just a little over three weeks away. Quinn will be joined by a dozen other Council members as they take their fight to the state capital.
“Right now there are millions and millions of New York City renters who are worried that if these rent laws aren’t renewed, the future of their home, their family’s homes will be put at jeopardy,” Quinn told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.
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Quinn said it was critical that the issue get addressed immediately to make sure that housing in the city stays “livable” and “affordable.”
“Without them, really there could be chaos as it relates to housing quality and affordability in our five boroughs,” she said.
The Council Speaker said she hopes to see “swift action” from lawmakers.
“We’re talking about the foundation of the laws that keep housing livable and affordable in New York City,” Quinn said.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has also warned that failure to extend the rent laws beyond the deadline, would be a crisis for the state.