June News: Blood Center, Illegal Home Sharing, 3K Deadline, Retirement Security, & Standing Up to Hate
After months of meetings where community input was provided, the New York Blood Center’s expansion plan still fails to reflect community feedback, so I was proud to join a rally where hundreds of community members showed up to make their voices heard.
As our city recovers from the pandemic, illegal short-term rentals in New York City are a significant contributor to the lack of affordable housing available for residents, and they hurt the tourism industry too. That's why I introduced legislation to require hosts to register their homes prior to renting them and to ensure platforms like Airbnb and VRBO follow the law.
New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the world, is no place for hate, and I continue to condemn the pattern of hate crimes and attacks against members of the AAPI and Jewish communities that have been reported around the city.
Retirement Security for All, which I worked to pass with now-Attorney General Tish James, was officially signed into law, guaranteeing every New Yorker can retire even if they do not have access to savings through their employers.
This month, please join us for our annual town hall where tenants can learn about exemptions to rent increases for seniors and the disabled, and ask questions to the attorneys on-hand. You have an opportunity to own your own affordable studio co-op in the neighborhood, and this month is your last chance to attend our information session.
I hope you caught some sun in between the rain this Memorial Day weekend. I express my deepest gratitude for the men and women who gave their lives to serve and protect the American people, and my heart goes out to all who may have lost a friend or family member in service.
As we celebrate Pride Month, I'm proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community in the fight for equal rights and in making New York City a place where everyone can live comfortably.
Yours in service,
Tenants’ Rights Town Hall
Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon
Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity
Free Legal Clinics