De Blasio Calls for Expansion of Tenant Protections
The de Blasio administration has made recent efforts to increase protections for rent-stabilized tenants, including free legal representation for tenants in up to 15 neighborhoods. It’s also launching a new Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to combat illegal practices that push tenants out of their apartments.
As rent laws come up for renewal on June 15, the mayor’s latest focus has been to call for stronger rent laws that are intended to limit deregulation. Among the key changes he wants are the following: