Cynthia Nixon unveils her housing plan. And landlords won t like it Plan f上海千花社区
Cynthia Nixon (Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)
Gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon has released her housing plan, which focuses largely on a major overhaul of the state’s rent regulations.
The former “Sex and the City” actress challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination has proposed eliminating methods that landlords use to deregulate and raise rents at rent-stabilized apartments, according to Politico. She would increase funding for the Division of Homes and Community Renewal, which enforces tenant protection laws, and change the formula that landlords use to determine rent increases based on apartment renovations they make.
Nixon also promised to end vacancy decontrol, a practice that allows landlords to deregulate rent-stabilized apartments once a tenant moves out and the rents hits a legally-mandated threshold, which is currently $2,733. Housing advocates have criticized this policy as creating an incentive for landlords to make rent-stabilized apartments unlivable to force out tenants and raise rents, and Cuomo said last month that he wants to end the practice as well.
Her plan would end the “vacancy bonus loophole” as well, which lets landlords raise rents by 20 percent each tim上海贵族宝贝
She also proposed “just cause” legislation, which would require landlords to have a “just” reason for evicting tenants, such as not paying their rent or breaching their lease.
Nixon, who trails Cuomo in the polls but has moved the two-term governor to the left, did not get into specifics abou新爱上海同城对对碰论坛
“What we need is leadership on this issue,” she said, according to Politico. “Governor Cuomo gives a lot of lip service to this and his tenant protection unit that he’s so proud of.”
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