Senator Perkins and other lawmakers remained in Albany all week long in a bare-knuckled fight for the future of Rent Stabilization and affordable rent regulations. Last week, Senator Perkins and other housing advocates were arrested during a civil disobedience action at the Governor’s Office prior to the Rent Regulations expiration date. As of Thursday night, the legislators have yet to reach an agreement and we will return to Albany again next Tuesday to continue our fight.
Senator Perkins and many Democrats are pushing to strengthen rent laws and forever eliminate vacancy decontrol and other predatory practices that allow landlords to take advantage of tenants. The Senate Republicans have forwarded a proposal that contains amendments which are hurtful and may drive many from the City.