rent regulations

The Rent Guidelines Board meeting on Monday, June 29. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

First Time Ever: NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board Votes For Stabilized Rent Freeze

For the first time in its history Monday, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted in favor of a rent freeze on one-year rent-stabilized leases.

06/29/2015

Advocates for stronger rent laws rally outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on June 24, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Protesters Blast Cuomo Over Deal On Rent Regulations

Rent-regulated tenants and advocates rallied Wednesday outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office, accusing him of selling out to wealthy developers.

06/24/2015

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (left), Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Carl Heastie announce an agreement on the state budget on June 23, 2015. (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

NY Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On State Budget, Rent Control

The state’s rent regulations had expired June 16 but were temporarily extended as lawmakers continued to negotiate.

06/23/2015

At least 30 people staged a sleep-in outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan offices. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Negotiations Over NYC Rent Regulations To Go Through Weekend

Negotiations over the renewal of New York City’s now-expired rent regulations will continue through the weekend and into next week.

06/18/2015

Demonstrators block the entrance to the building housing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on June 11, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters Demand Action After New York Rent Regulation Law Expires

Tenants and housing advocates are planning a midday protest Tuesday outside the governor’s office in New York City over the overnight expiration of the state rent control law.

06/16/2015

New York state Senate chamber (File / Credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

NYC Tenants Want Change Now As Rent Regulations Set To Expire

Time is running out for the more than 2 million tenants covered by New York City’s rent laws while a deal to renew the regulations continues to elude New York state lawmakers.

06/14/2015

Demonstrators block the entrance to the building housing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on June 11, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Tenants, Activists Demand Rent Regulation Extension, Fight Increases

The fight over rent regulations stretched from the city to Albany Thursday, with several protesters getting arrested and dozens of tenants later swarming a Rent Guidelines Board meeting.

06/11/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Tenants Demand Renewal Of Rent Stabilization Regulations

More than 1,000 chanting tenants from New York City filled the hallways of the state Capitol in Albany Tuesday, urging lawmakers to renew and strengthen the law governing the city’s rent regulations.

06/09/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at police headquarters following the death of officer Brian Moore on May 4, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, Schools

The mayor’s visit comes at a critical time for lawmakers. The laws governing New York City’s rent rules, the tax break and the policy giving the mayor control of local schools are set to expire.

05/27/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Proposes Rent Law Changes, Urges State To Act

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants state lawmakers to expand tenant protections for the city’s 1 million rent-regulated apartments.

05/05/2015

Advocates for strengthening rent laws in NYC rally outside City Hall before Council hearing (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Extending, Strengthening Rent Regulations

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and other advocates argue with 60,000 people in city shelters right now, that number will spike if rent protections are not strengthened.

03/02/2015

(file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Leaders & Alliance For Tenant Power Rally For Stronger Rent Laws

During the rally, the Alliance for Tenant Power outlined its plan to shore up rent regulation laws that are up for renewal in June.

11/18/2014

Renters rally in Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

NYC Rent Control Law Expires After Lawmakers Engage In ‘Worst Of Political Games’

Late Wednesday night, the state Senate failed to extend the New York City rent control law until Friday, leaving more than 1 million tenants temporarily no longer protected by the 1946 law.

06/16/2011