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Source: The Brooklyn Paper
Subject: Housing & Environmental Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Brooklynites march for Good Cause rent laws, urge Albany to pass tenant protections

Hundreds of Brooklynites marched through the streets of Bushwick on Thursday, calling for stronger tenant protections as New Yorkers face ever-climbing rents.

More than 200 renters and students, joined by housing organizers and elected officials, shamed Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state legislature for failing to include the Good Cause eviction protection bill in the recently-passed state budget.

The legislation which would guarantee lease renewals, cap annual rent increases, and prevent eviction without a “good cause,” is more needed than ever in the midst of New York’s housing crisis, according to the activists.