[Photo by Peter Brownscombe]
The Rent Guidelines Board voted tonight at Cooper Union for a freeze on one-year leases for rent-stabilized apartments, "an unprecedented move in its 46-year history," The New York Times reports. The board voted for a 2 percent increase for two-year leases.
Updated 9:16 p.m.
The city released this information following tonight's vote...
For the 1.2 million New Yorkers who live in a rent-stabilized unit, this is what tonight's vote means for you:
• If you sign a one-year renewal on your lease between 10/1/2015 and 9/30/2016, your rent should not increase.
• If you sign a two-year renewal on your lease between 10/1/2015 and 9/30/2016, your rent should increase 2%.
• If you are facing any sort of harassment from your landlord, call 311 immediately and report it.
Updated 6-30 with a few photos via EVG reader Peter Brownscombe…