Darius Gordon, Executive Director, and Dominique Bernucca - Hood, Tenant Organizer at Metropolitan Council on Housing
Info / Links:
Met Council hotline: 212-979-0611, usually M & W 1:30-8 PM, Tu 5:30-8 PM, F 1:30-5 PM; www.metcouncilonhousing.org, thetenant.org; email@example.com; Facebook & Instagram: search for Met Council on Housing; email: firstname.lastname@example.org – no housing problems please! Twitter: @met_council, @scottmsommer, @wbai.org; wbai.org – live stream, find archive, join radio station there or call 212-209-2950 – become a WBAI buddy in the name of Housing Notebook!
Met Council's uptown walk-in clinics are happening on alternate Tuesdays, October 10 and 24, at 5030 Broadway in Manhattan - arrive by 6 PM! Stay tuned for further dates.
VOTE IN THE WBAI LOCAL STATION BOARD ELECTION: To avoid a costly extension of the election, PLEASE VOTE! If you haven't received a ballot, call 213-635-9363 or click here.
EVENT ANNOUNCED: Sign the LLC Loophole Rally: Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 10:00am, 111 W 57th St (between 6th and 7th Avenues). To RSVP, click here. If you can't make it to the rally, there's a call tool for telling Governor Kathy Hochul to sign the legislation, here.
New rent guidelines for leases beginning between 10/1/23 & 9/30/24: in NYC, for apartments & lofts 3% for a 1-year lease, 2.75% for the 1st year of a 2-year lease & for the 2nd year, 3.25% of the amount lawfully charged in the first year, excluding any increases other than the first-year guideline increase; no increase for SROs, rooming houses, & hotels. Nassau County: ZERO and ZERO for 1- & 2-year leases for the Village of Hempstead, 1% & 2% for the rest of the county; Westchester county: 1% for 1 year, 2% for 2 years; Rockland County: 0.0% for 1 year, 0.50% for 2 years; Kingston: ZERO and ZERO for 1- & 2-year leases.
Heat & hot water: Heat season begins October 1, and through May 31: from 6 am to 10 pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 68 degrees everywhere in your apartment. From 10 pm to 6 am in NYC: the inside temperature must be at least 62 degrees everywhere in your apartment regardless of the outside temperature. Hot water at a minimum 120 degrees at the tap must be provided 24 hours a day, year round. Go to portal.311.nyc.gov or call 311 to report lack of heat &/or hot water; outside NYC call dept. of health or buildings. Call hotline (212-979-0611) for help with organizing, to get a heat sheet, click here.