May 17, 2011

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Housing Committee Chair Vito Lopez Praise Governor's Statement Calling for Stronger Rent Laws

The Assembly has made strengthening New York's rent laws a priority and passed a comprehensive bill last month. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans have instead focused on giveaways to landlords and policies to undercut rent protections, which would have devastating consequences for middle and low income New Yorkers who will be squeezed out of their neighborhoods and communities. The clock is ticking - New York's rent laws are set to expire on June 15 and families are counting on the state legislature. Working with Governor Cuomo, we are confident that we can provide hard working families with the protections they deserve. That is why we are pleased that Governor Cuomo is providing strong leadership to renew and strengthen our rent laws. Our goal - first and always - should be to ensure that working families, children and senior citizens can afford to remain in their homes and in their communities.