Residents head to Albany to demand rent regulations

Dozens of Brooklyn residents took a bus to Albany today to demand rent regulations. Current rent laws are set to expire in six days.

Residents are demanding that rent regulations finally prevent out-of-control prices.

Residents are demanding that rent regulations finally prevent out-of-control prices. (6/9/15)

BROOKLYN - Dozens of Brooklyn residents took a bus to Albany today to demand rent regulations.

Current rent laws are set to expire in six days.

The group is trying to encourage state leaders to repeal vacancy decontrol, protect tenants with preferential rents, and reform Major Capital Improvement (MCI)  rent increases.

The situation is dire for Eric Kelly, who is staying with a friend after being pushed out of his last home because of high rent.

"Instead of sitting here crying and sobbing about it, it's about getting involved and making things happen," he says. "I'm one of those people thatas a product of what's going on out here and making things happen."

The trip to the state Capitol also includes meetings with lawmakers and a rally.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Puerto Ricans in one Bronx community officially wrapped 1 Puerto Ricans wrap up holiday season in Kingsbridge
2 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15
Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering 3 Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash
Some small business owners along Kingsbridge Road say 4 Kingsbridge Road business owners blame landlords for struggles
A retaining wall along the Cross Bronx Expressway 5 Cleanup underway after bricks fall on Cross Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE