As part of the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Making Policy Public series, we were asked to distill the complex regulations of New York’s rent stabilization laws into an accessible and galvanizing guide. Produced with IntraCollaborative.
Rent stabilization is a law that makes housing more affordable to thousands of New Yorkers by limiting how often and how much rent can go up. But tenants don’t always know their rights, and are sometimes afraid to demand them. In neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Lower East Side, landlords eager to cash in on increasing property values often pressure tenants to move out, and harass them to make it difficult for them to stay.