The rent is too high! Rochester housing advocates rally for rent reforms

April 11, 2019. This article covered a demonstration highlighting local support for rent regulation by the Rochester Housing Coalition, members of the City-Wide Tenant Union, the Rochester Homeless Union, VOCAL-NY, House of Mercy, and St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality participated in the event, which began at the Liberty Pole and ended at the former Hotel Cadillac, where numerous low-income tenants were evicted last year so building owners DHD Ventures could renovate the property. Legislation has been introduced in Albany that strengthen tenant protections  allow cities across the state to adopt rent control laws similar to New York City’s.

In a recent study, the Fiscal Policy Institute found Rochester residents are the most burdened by housing costs when compared to renters in other large New York cities.

Full article here.

FPI’s Access Rent Inequality Brief here.

Filed in: FPI in the News
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