Category: Housing & Environmental Justice

Aumento aprobado en viviendas de renta estabilizada en NYC ha sido el más alto en 11 años

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Nadie terminó contento. Obviamente ningún residente de apartamentos con alquiler estabilizado de la ciudad de Nueva York celebra el aumento de la renta aprobado el lunes 17. Pero tampoco lo aplauden los propietarios, cuyos representantes esgrimen que muchos edificios con este tipo de unidades habitacionales están a punto de la quiebra. Los ‘landlord’ aspiraban mucho, mucho más.

NYC considers ending broker fees for tenants, angering real estate industry

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It’s a familiar and agonizing experience for legions of New York City renters: before moving into a new apartment, a tenant must first shell out thousands of dollars in fees to a real estate broker, even if that person was hired by the landlord. The hefty one-time payments, known as broker fees, are ubiquitous in New York but nearly unheard of anywhere else. In most other cities, landlords cover the commission of agents working on their behalf.

Protestas contra la ley de arrendamiento deja 13 arrestos en Manhattan

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Más de 200 activistas acudieron este jueves a la sede de la Junta de Bienes Raíces de la Ciudad de Nueva York (Rebny, por sus siglas en inglés). Los manifestantes alegan que dichas oficinas han gastado hasta $14 millones en bloquear leyes que protegerían a los inquilinos de desalojos. También se opusieron al aumento desproporcionado de las rentas de vivienda.

Live from Albany: The Rent is Too High

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Today on La Voz with Mariel Fiori we are broadcasting live from Albany, the capital of the state of New York, where more than a thousand people, members of a coalition of more than 80 organizations for Housing Justice come today to ask that our legislators vote in favor of a package of bills that would benefit renters...

Renters rally in Albany for more tenant protections

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Dozens of Queens tenants boarded two buses before dawn Tuesday, embarking on an early journey to Albany to advocate for greater tenant protections. "As this affordability and housing crisis continues, people don't have the safety nets that they need or the programs or help from the government that they need to be able to survive during this crisis," Leslie Ariza, a media associate for Make the Road New York, said.