QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following about the proposed rent guidelines for leases renewing between October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016, as discussed at the New York City Rent Guidelines Board Public Meeting in Queens this evening:

“Thousands of tenants throughout the city – including Queens – simply cannot afford any upward adjustment in rent at this time, no matter how modest it may seem,” said Borough President Katz. “As a city we cannot in good faith push to build and preserve affordable housing while simultaneously increasing rents and effectively pricing families out of their homes. We urge the Board to enact either a rent rollback or a rent freeze at this critical time.”


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