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How Would the Wide-Reaching Good Cause Eviction Bill Transform Queens Housing Court? (NY)
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
How Would the Wide-Reaching Good Cause Eviction Bill Transform Queens Housing Court?
"The clock is running down on the nine-bill “universal rent control” package in the state Legislature, where there is a push to vote before New York’s rent control laws expire on June 15.
It looks like the progressive legislators propelling the legislation have secured the support needed to pass all nine bills in the now Democratically controlled senate.
“Following a long discussion within the Senate Majority Conference, it is clear that we have support for all nine priority housing bills,” Democrat Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said Tuesday in a statement. Meanwhile, the fact that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has not made a corresponding announcement indicates uncertainty in the other chamber.
Of the nine bills that would end vacancy decontrol and the vacancy bonus and address a number of other loopholes that leave tenants vulnerable to bad landlords, one stands out among as a particularly wide-reaching and controversial: Bushwick Senator Julia Salazar’s good cause eviction bill..."