Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Tonight’s Vote of the Rent Guidelines Board
“Year after year, the Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rents for tenants in New York City, failing to ever offer any relief to the poor and middle-class of our City. A rent increase this year would be especially worrisome, given how hard this economic downturn has hit City residents, many of whom have not seen their own paychecks increase over the past year.
“This evening, I call on the Rent Guidelines Board to do the right thing by the families of this City and reject any proposed rent increase,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.