Strong Reactions to New York Rent Control Changes

Rounding up the numerous reactions to a law approved by the New York State Legislature this month making 'landmark' changes to rent control regulations in New York City.
June 24, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Earlier in June, the New York State Legislature passed a law allowing local governments to pass new rent control regulations, in a decision that was expected to have a spillover effect in cities around the state besides New York City.

The reactions since the law was approved have lined up on either side of the issue, with tenants facing off against landlord in the argument about whether the new law, and the local rent control regulations that will follow, will make the housing market better or worse for low-income and other housing-stressed residents.

We identified the following list of articles as helpful for brushing up on the politics of rent control in New York—where it's likely to be informative of rent control debates coming soon to other states and cities looking for solutions to a housing crisis showing no signs of stopping.

Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Planetizen
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