Supreme Court announces it won’t hear a challenge to New York’s rent stabilization regulations

The statewide act enforces rent control on buildings that participate in rent stabilization.

Julia Joseph and Adolfo Carrion

Oct 2, 2023, 9:29 PM

Updated 198 days ago

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The Community Housing and Improvement Program was denied its request to appear in front of the Supreme Court to challenge New York’s rent stabilization regulations.  
Under current law, there is a maximum allowed rent increase and tenants are allowed to renew their leases. The Community Housing and Improvement Program was seeking to revoke the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, which has been in place since the 1970s.  
The statewide act enforces rent control on buildings that participate in rent stabilization. Cea Weaver, a coordinator from Housing Justice for All, says that the denial from the Supreme Court is making her cautiously optimistic.  
“They’ve done this lawsuit many times before, and every time they lose,” said Weaver. “They lost yet another case today when the Supreme Court decided not to advance their court case.” 
Weaver says rent stabilization is a key factor in helping keep New Yorkers housed, but two more arguments are still scheduled to be heard in court.   


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