New York Legislature Strengthens Tenant Protections in the State

New York State Capitol Building

The New York Legislature will pass package of legislation to increase the number of affordable housing and strengthen tenant protections in the state.

On Tuesday, New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie expressed optimism that Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign the legislation into law.

In a statement, Heastie said, “These reforms give New Yorkers the strongest tenant protections in history. For too long, power has been tilted in favor of landlords and these measures finally restore equity and extend protections to tenants across the state. These reforms will pass both legislative houses and we are hopeful that the Governor will sign them into law. It is the right thing to do.”

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On the other hand, Stewart-Cousins commented, “None of these historic new tenant protections would be possible without the fact that New York finally has a united Democratic legislature. Our appreciation also goes to the tenant advocacy groups and activists that fought so hard to make this possible.”