Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

The tenant association thanks all of you for your generosity and making us a stronger, kinder community .

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Time to change State law to help more tenants

Rally on Tuesday Nov. 16 at 11 AM at Hudson Yards (10th Ave. /32nd St.) or sign the petition to #HouseNY.

After Housing Justice for All won major legal changes in 2019, a few things were left.  And COVID made some of the needs starker.  We need: 

  • Eviction and steep rent increases for good cause only.  Rent stabilized , rent controlled, and a few other tenants have this, but the rest don't.  If we're to be a community, we all need it.  The bill would limit rent increases above 5% to those cases where landlords can show they really need it.  And evictions would be because the tenant misbehaved (or the landlord is going to live in the apartment), and not just because the owner wants the tenant out.  So even market tenants could complain about poor conditions without fear of losing their homes.
  • Permanent rental assistance to those who need it. 
  • No more tax breaks for luxury development.  Why should our tax dollars subsidize construction of luxury units?  (And on my own personal corollary, why should buildings that the government subsidized for years be allowed to go private?)

Housing Justice for All (HJ4A) is the Upstate/Downstate Coalition that brought us the revolutionary 2019 housing law (the law that caps Major Capital Improvement increases to 2% annually and bars de-regulating apartments, among other things). Our tenant association is a member. 

Watch the Medicare Zoom at your leisure

Our tenant association hosted Medicare expert Jess Joseph on November 3, 2021, talking about how to save money with your Medicare plan(s).  You can view that Zoom here. 

Jess highly recommended that people watch State Senator Liz Krueger's annual virtual town hall on Medicare at 2 PM on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, detailed below.  

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Save money with your Medicare plans

Our tenant association is presenting a Zoom on Medicare.

TONIGHT - Wednesday, November 3, 2021  at 8 PM

Hear Board Certified Patient Advocate Jess Joseph talk about how to save money with Medicare.  As a licensed New York State health insurance broker and consultant he represents clients only and does not accept commissions or fees from insurance companies or other third parties.  Some of you may know him from the 92nd St. Y senior program. 

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or by phone: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 836 5837 6237
Passcode: 078670

Those of us who participated in the smaller conversation he did for City retirees - who have distinct issues - appreciated his expertise.  Everyone else should take advantage of this opportunity. 

Jess is the partner of our board member Barbara Geller, and we thank both of them for suggesting and doing these useful events for free for our tenant association.

VOTE on TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2021!

We vote at P.S. 163, on West 97th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.  

The polls are open until 9 PM.