City Pushes To Have Rent Frozen for Seniors

(DNAINFO)  Dartunorro Clark | June 10, 2016 — Nearly 4,000 Harlem seniors are eligible to have their rents frozen.

Too many seniors are being pushed out of their apartments because of rising rents, the city says.

A rent freeze program that too few are using will be highlighted to older residents during a campaign announced Thursday at an event at Harlem’s Hamilton Grange Senior Center, at 420 W. 145th St.

“Rent regulated tenants are fearful of their landlords,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said. “And rent is presently a real problem for our seniors.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Affairs Unit, the city’s Department of Finance, Brewer’s office and the Community Service Society, an organization that helps low-income New Yorkers, will work together on the city-wide campaign.

Source: City Pushes To Have Rent Frozen for Seniors – West Harlem – DNAinfo New York