Hardworking New Yorkers need an affordable place to live. They shouldn’t be priced
out of their homes due to skyrocketing rents.
For decades, the Assembly has been fighting to strengthen New York’s rent-regulation
laws to protect tenants from being unfairly priced out of their homes. Recently, we
passed comprehensive legislation to strengthen the state’s rent laws and extend current
rent laws until June 15, 2016 (A.2674-A).
This measure will lift the crushing burden of overpriced rent off of hardworking families’
backs, making the cost of living in our communities more affordable.
I encourage you to join the fight. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to
contact my office.
Marcos A. Crespo
Member of Assembly
Assemblyman Crespo is fighting to strengthen New York’s rent-regulation laws so building
owners and landlords can’t unfairly raise the rent – driving hardworking families out of our
The Assembly’s rent-regulation legislation would:
Repeal vacancy decontrol laws that permit landlords to remove apartments from
rent regulation when they become vacant
Reduce the amount of rent increase after vacancy and limit the allowable
increase to one per year
Allow a building owner to increase the amount of preferential rent only upon vacancy
Limit a building owner’s ability to recover a rent-regulated apartment for personal
use to one unit and prevent a landlord from recovering an apartment rented by a
long-term tenant or senior
Give New York City greater control over its rent-control laws
Limit individual apartment improvement rent increases to 1/60th of the cost of improvement
Allow former federal Section 8 housing in New York City to be subject to rent regulation
even if constructed after January 1974
Extend the time period over which major capital improvement expenses are collected by
landlords and cease rent surcharges once the cost of such improvements have been recovered
Unless we convince the Senate and governor to act, come June 15, laws that keep housing
affordable for tenants in cities across our state will expire. Sign the Assembly’s petition at
or return the mailer below to help permanently fix
our rent laws.