West Side Neighborhood Alliance

(WSNA) May 28, 2021

URGENT: Call Housing Committee Chair Cymbrowitz to Demand Justice for 421-a Affordable Housing Tenants!

In affordable 421-a units, tenants frequently receive misleading lease riders that indicate that their affordable units will be leaving stabilization. This causes tenants to self-evict and means that the city loses affordable housing units the city desperately needs. The legislative session is coming to a close and we need your help to ensure that we get justice and protections for tenants in affordable housing units.

In order to protect and preserve affordable housing, we need to pass Assembly Bill Number A641 , which would penalize landlords who give affordable tenants these misleading and dangerous lease riders. This bill has passed the State Senate, but we need to get it through the Assembly to protect tenants and preserve affordable housing. Take two minutes to call Assembly Chair Cymbrowitz and save affordable housing! Phone number and call script below!
Phone Number: 718-743-4078
Call Script:

Hello, my name is ____.  I am reaching out to you to ask for your support in passing Bill Number A641 this session to protect affordable 421a tenants.This bill prohibits landlords from providing incorrect lease riders to New York State Affordable Housing Tenants. These inaccurate lease riders state that tenants’ affordable apartments will be deregulated when the landlord’s 421-a tax benefit expires. This leads tenants to self-evict when they actually have the right to stay in their apartments. It is essential that we pass this bill before more tenants lose their affordable apartments. Will you help us get this bill passed this session? Thank you for your support! 

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