Senator Espaillat: I Welcome Governor Cuomo's Support for Strengthening Rent Laws
"Rent laws play a major role in determining if New York will be affordable for working and middle class New Yorkers. My stance has been firm, we must end vacancy decontrol and the vacancy bonus to stop the massive loss of affordable housing we have seen in the last two decades. Since 1993 over 200,000 regulated units have been lost, and 35,000 units have been lost under the current rent laws. This is a critical juncture in the fight to keep our city affordable and I am encouraged by Governor Cuomo's support will help us do right by New York's tenants and pass common-sense rent laws our state sorely needs"