On October 25, 2021, the city council held a public hearing on the Good Cause Eviction law at the Recreation Center where residents, several landlords, and additional stakeholders were given, over the course of two hours, the opportunity to comment on the law. The city council passed the law with a six member favor vote with one abstention. The law is nearing one year since its passage in the coming weeks.
Similar to the Newburgh, Good Cause was passed in Albany and with the help of FTM, the law passed in the Cities of Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Beacon, according to Atonna.
FTM Community Organizer Rene Mejia Jr. also joined his colleague in sharing some words during the press conference. “Here we are, again today [Tuesday, September 26, 2022], because we have landlords who think their profits outweigh our rights. I’m thankful that we have council members, legislators that can stand in support of Good Cause Eviction,” said Mejia Jr.