April 23, 2012

Speaker Silver Statement on Supreme Court Decision not to Hear Challenge to Rent Stabilization Laws

The United States Supreme Court's decision not to hear a case challenging New York City's rent stabilization laws is welcome relief for the more than two million tenants who benefit from the critical protections these laws provide. The Assembly Majority has led the way in fighting to preserve and strengthen these laws, and today's decision affirms what we have always known, that New York City continues to face a housing crisis and there remains a shortage of decent, affordable housing for middle-class families. With this decision, we will continue to focus on winning critical protections for tenants and preserving affordable housing for all New Yorkers.