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Assembly Member   

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."