1199 Lauds Landmark Agreement on NYS Tenants’ Rights

June 12, 2019


New York, NY — 1199SEIU released the following statement today praising a landmark agreement reached this evening to help protect renters in New York State: 

“As our state continues to grow, this expansion all too often results in neighborhoods whose rising rents displace everyday working people,” said Gabby Seay, Political Director of 1199SEIU.

“We commend Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie for standing up to protect renters from unlawful eviction, harassment, and rent destabilization. 

“These reforms will help protect the beauty and diversity of our neighborhoods, while also ensuring that hardworking families have access to safe, affordable housing in the communities they already know and love.”