Tenants organize to fight rent increases

THE BRONX - Tenants fearing higher rents banned together at a meeting to push the city for protection.New York is Our Home organized a meeting to draw attention to a planned May 23 rally in Manhattan. The group expects thousands of Bronx residents and tenants to attend the rally.The coalition is fighting to preserve affordable housing. It wants to change rent regulation laws to protect tenants facing raises in their rent, according to the group. It is demanding a repeal of vacancy decontrol and advocating the stronger enforcement of rent laws. The meeting was presented in both Spanish and English. It featured testimonials and performances to exhibit the plight of the tenants. Council member Helen Foster and state Senator Jose Serrano were among the notables in attendance.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Officials say an unidentified vehicle struck the victim 3 Man injured in hit-and-run on White Plains Road
4 Police: Man shot on Webster Ave. after dispute
The beginning of spring means the kickoff of 5 Carnivals begin to bloom in the Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.