Council Member Ben Kallos Celebrates Rent Freeze

New York, NY— Today, Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) issued the following statement on the Rent Guidelines Board's decision to freeze rents for tenants in rent stabilized units:

"New York City fought for and won a rent freeze, a huge relief for tenants in tough economic times. As wages have stagnated, rents have risen and landlord profits have gone up, New York City renters have never stopped fighting for their rights. We organized powerfully; advocated strongly through letters, rallies and testimony; and made our voices heard. In a time of classic Albany dysfunction, New York City stood strong for tenant rights. Now, one million New York City homes do not have to worry about rising prices this year. That makes me a very proud New Yorker." ###
Background:

Council Member Ben Kallos' Testimony before the Rent Guidelines Board. June 8, 2015. http://benkallos.com/press-release/council-member-ben-kallos-calls-rent-rollback

NY Observer: "Pols and Tenants Rally for a Rent Rollback." March 12, 2015. http://observer.com/2015/03/pols-and-tenants-rally-for-rent-rollback/

Daily News: "Council Members Push for Rent Freeze." June 22, 2014. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/council-members-push-rent-freeze-article-1.1839905