EN VIVIENDA, QUE LOS NEOYORQUINOS RETENGAN SUS HOGARES

PREVENIR LOS DESALOJOS Y REFORZAR LAS PROTECCIONES A LOS INQUILINOS CON APARTAMENTOS DE ALQUILER REGULADO

Se estima que 1.6 millones de hogares se encuentran en comunidades vulnerables al desplazamiento. Estos hogares no tienen protecciones contra el alto aumento del alquiler ni derecho alguno a que le renuevan sus contratos de arrendamiento cuando éste haya vencido. Lucharé para asegurar que los inquilinos tengan protección contra los desalojos arbitrarios o el aumento repentino del alquiler. Además, lucharé para garantizar que el gobierno tenga la obligación de informar a los inquilinos de alquileres estabilizados (inquilinos con el derecho a que se les renueve sus contratos de arrendamiento) que no tienen que aceptar oferta alguna por parte de los caseros para cancelar sus contratos de arrendamiento. Los inquilinos con alquiler estabilizado también merecen el derecho de firmar contratos de arrendamiento que duren más de dos años.

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  • Desalojo Justificado (S28992A /A5030): Para garantizar que la mayoría de los inquilinos tengan el derecho a quedarse en sus hogares y de luchar contra cualquier desalojo injustificado, lucharé por que se apruebe esta legislación. Fue mi prioridad número uno cuando trabajé como Jefe del Gabinete de Senadora Estatal Julia Salazar y continuare a luchar por el avance de la legislación como miembro de la Asamblea.
  • Regular las Compras de Oferta (S6680/A8646): Inquilinos con alquileres estabilizados o regulados deben entender cuáles son sus derechos con respecto a las ofertas de compra de propietarios. Lucharé por esta legislación requiriendo que ofertas de compra informen a inquilinos de sus derechos y multas a los propietarios que continúan acosando a los inquilinos con ofertas de compra después de que un inquilino lo haya negado.
  • Increase Lease Options for Rent-stabilized and rent controlled tenants (S2891/A6567): Currently, rent stabilized and rent-controlled tenants only have the right to renew their leases for one or two years. I will fight for legislation that will ensure tenants have the right to sign three year or four year leases.

Proteger a las personas de color dueñas de pequeñas casas, y forjar propiedades colectivas

Las personas de color dueñas de pequeñas casas en las comunidades de Cypress Hills/East New York, Bushwick y Bedstuy, Black and Brown small homeowners son acosadas a diario por inversionistas de la industria inmobiliaria y a otros compradores. Estos inversionistas presionan constantemente a los dueños de sus hogares para que las vendan. Muchas veces lo logran y, consecuentemente, los inversionistas compran las casas pequeñas. A esta práctica se le conoce comúnmente en la voz inglesa como flipping. Lucharé para darle fin al flipping y al acoso contra los dueños de pequeñas casas. Más importante aún, lucharé para garantizar que los dueños de color mantengan el control colectivo de sus pequeñas casas.

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  • Flip Tax Bill (S3060E): Each year in neighborhoods across New York City, small homes (consisting of 1-5 units) are being purchased by investors only to be immediately resold for substantial profits. This practice is commonly referred to as “flipping.” In the previous five years, a total of 10,688 small homes have been flipped in NYC. I will push for the passage of a flip tax bill in order to disincentivize the behavior of flipping properties.
  • Cease & Desist Zone Bill (S1253/A6775): I will fight for legislation that would prevent real estate solicitation & harassment. By establishing Cease & Desist Zones, areas where real estate solicitation is prohibited, in communities like Cypress Hills/East New York, we can do just that. I’ve worked alongside Senator Salazar to gather over 200 surveys from Cypress Hills residents in order to demonstrate to the State government that harassment is prevalent in our community and that this is a problem we must fix now.
  • Right of First Refusal: If a building is being sold, the tenants who live there and the community around that building should have a fair opportunity to purchase the property. No bill currently exists in New York to guarantee this right. However, laws in other cities, such as Washington, DC, grant tenants the right of first refusal, or the legally guaranteed opportunity to match any offer the building owner is considering. I will work tirelessly to introduce such a bill.

End Homelessness in New York

Today, as our city and state grow less and less affordable, over 92,000 people are homeless across New York State. I will fight to end homelessness in New York by advocating for the creation of 600,000 new social housing units as well as supporting a statewide rent supplement program for low income families and individuals who are facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of housing due to domestic violence or hazardous conditions.

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  • Home Stability Support Act (S2375/A1620): I will fight to create a new statewide rent supplement for families and individuals who are eligible for public assistance benefits and are also facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of housing due to domestic violence or hazardous living conditions.
  • Create 600,000 Social Housing Units: Through the budget (voted on by April 1st), I will fight for the creation of deeply and permanently affordable housing in order to tackle our homelessness crisis. Currently, no bill exists to make this a reality. I plan to draft and introduce a bill to do this.

Fight to Fully Fund Public Housing

Our public housing in New York City is facing a $32 billion capital deficit. For over 400,000 public housing residents, this means that they often live in poor housing conditions with mold, lead, and a lack of heat and hot water. I will endlessly demand that our Legislature fully fund the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). I will call for accountability, including structural changes, on the management of our public housing. I will also oppose any plan to privatize the management of NYCHA and organize trainings or workshops to encourage and show residents how to improve their units.

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  • Multi-Millionaire’s Tax Bill to Fund NYCHA (S4511A/A8532): Currently, the highest income tax bracket in NY State is $1 million. This despite there being 6,570 New Yorks that are ultra high net worth individuals with an income of over $30 million. I will fight to bring a total annual of $2 billion to NYCHA by increasing income taxes for people that are multi-millionaires.
  • Reform Condo/Coop Tax Abatement (S5267): Every year, NYC gives away about $600 million through the Cooperative and Condominium Property Tax Abatement. While many homeowners receive a modest tax break, luxury property owners routinely get disproportionately large tax breaks, ranging all the way up to $44,000. I will fight to end this abatement for luxury property owners in order to fund our public housing stock.