June 15, 2011

Speaker Silver Statement on Emergency Extension to New York's Rent Laws

The Governor has sent, and the Assembly has agreed to pass, a short-term emergency extension to New York's rent laws. This extension will expire at 3 p.m. on Friday. The Assembly Majority is committed to keeping housing affordable for more than two million New Yorkers and remains focused on expanding and strengthening these laws. That's why the Assembly passed legislation more than a month ago to renew and expand rent laws. With the Governor's leadership we hope to convince our colleagues in the State Senate to commit to strengthening these laws so that middle class New Yorker's are able to remain in their homes.