In the News

WNY landlord group rejects ‘good cause eviction’ legislation

In Albany, New York, a landlord group from Western New York is opposing the “Good Cause Eviction” bill, which aims to protect tenants by preventing landlords from evicting them without a valid reason, such as violating the lease. Introduced by state Sen. Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Pam Hunter, the bill also seeks to limit rent increases to 3% or 1.5% of the Consumer Price Index, aiming to make housing more affordable and secure for tenants.

Read More »

Western New York landlord group opposes ‘Good Cause Eviction’ bill

There are many complicated elements to a potential housing deal in Albany, but the two primary requirements, according to various stakeholders, include a tax break for developers to build more affordable housing, and tenant protections.

Tenant advocates in Albany are backing a bill dubbed “Good Cause Eviction” by advocates. It was introduced by state Sen. Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Pam Hunter (S. 305 Salazar/A. 4454 Hunter).

Read More »

To add housing, use tax incentives and vouchers

There is a consensus that the housing market in New York City is broken. Demand is high, supply is limited and there is a scarcity of units available to lower income renters. Thoughtful policymakers, developers, and elected officials agree that government must provide an incentive to spur the production of more housing, especially affordable rental housing.

Read More »

Op-ed: ‘Good cause’ eviction will make housing problems worse

In recent months, and advocates have argued that adoption of “good cause” eviction is the best way to reduce homelessness and prevent evictions. This argument is fundamentally flawed. Good-cause eviction would in fact exacerbate an already worsening housing shortage and senselessly punish hardworking small property owners amid a crisis we did not create.

Read More »

It Looks Like the NY Legislature Wants Higher Rents and More Homelessness

Budget proposals from New York’s governor and its legislature were submitted a couple of weeks ago, and it seems by reviewing those proposals that fixing New York City’s housing problems is not important to a majority of our elected officials. The fixes are so simple, so easy to implement, would create jobs, increase tax revenue, and lower rents — yet none of the budgets address them.

Read More »