Observer: Strong Rent Regulation Is Needed to Address Crisis of Affordability

By Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Levine, and Jumaane Williams

June 9, 2015

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York City is facing an unprecedented crisis of affordability. Skyrocketing costs of living citywide threaten to price working families out of their longtime homes and communities. At the same time, thousands of affordable housing units, created as a safeguard against demanding market forces, lapse out of rent regulation laws...


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