Richard N. Gottfried
822 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248 - Tel: 518-455-4941
242 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 - Tel: 212-807-7900
GottfriedR@assembly.state.ny.us Twitter: @DickGottfried
Contact: For Immediate Release:
Jeffrey LeFrancois, 212-807-7900 or 860-917-7683 Friday, June 21, 2013
Rent Guidelines Board Disregards Tenants
4% and 7.75% increases cut into pockets of
Middle Class New Yorkers
"Thursday night, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) issued a devastating rent increase to rent stabilized tenants. The 4% and 7.75% increases on one and two-year leases will cut further into the pockets of seniors, disabled, and middle-class New Yorkers," said Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried.
"I have been calling for a rent freeze for years," added Gottfried. "Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg and his appointees on the RGB do not understand what it means to pay rent and feed yourself on a fixed or limited income. Shame on the RGB."