Tenant advocates push to reinstate Kingston’s 15% rent reduction plan
The battle between tenant activists and a landlords’ group rages on with a challenge to a judge’s ruling against a city’s 15% rent reduction plan, which was the first such measure in the state.
Activist groups For the Many along with Citizens Action and other individuals have filed a so-called “Notice of Appeal” in the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court.
A joint statement from both For the Many and Citizen Action of New York said the original decision was being appealed “because Kingston tenants are under attack.”
“As Good Cause Eviction laws are struck down across the state, we can’t allow Kingston’s historic 15% rent reduction to suffer the same fate,” the groups said. “We are confident that the appellate court will set the record straight and side with working-class Kingston tenants who desperately need relief.”