Assemblyman Dinowitz Statement on Citywide Rent Freeze
“I am extraordinarily pleased that last night, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board voted to freeze rents on one year leases in rent-stabilized apartments, in addition to approving a 2% increase on two year leases. The board’s decision to continue the rent freeze it voted on last year is very welcome news to the 1.6 million New Yorkers who call rent-regulated apartments home. While I have personally advocated strongly on the necessity for a rent rollback after decades of costly increases, it’s about time New Yorkers got some relief. I applaud the board for hearing the concerns of the 1.6 million New Yorkers who can breathe a little easier this year.”
Assemblymember Pichardo commends RGB for much-needed rent freeze
“I applaud the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) for providing some relief to my neighbors by freezing rent for certain rent-stabilized apartments over the next year. All tenants deserve the chance to catch up to the rising costs of living, and this decision will give some of our most vulnerable renters a little room to breathe.
“While freezing rent is a strong step in the right direction, more must be done to create a stable housing environment and help families prosper here in the Bronx. I’ll keep fighting to spur housing development and job creation so more New Yorkers can afford to stay in the communities they’ve worked so hard to build.”