Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rent Guidelines Bd Meeting TONIGHT

The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) is having its final vote this evening, Thursday, June 19th.

Where: The Great Hall - Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St. (at 3rd Avenue in Manhattan)
When: 4:30 - Tenant Press conference
5:30 - 9:30 Final hearing and vote

Landlords are proposing an increase of $50 to $60 dollars on top of a large percentage increase with any lease renewed between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009.

While the RGB considers landlord expenses, it does not consider landlords' actual profits. This year, while fuel costs have gone up, so have landlord profits.

We need changes in the RGB and changes in the rent laws -- all proposed by the Real Rent Reform Campaign.

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