Community Board 7 Endorses Velazquez Housing Bill
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after Brooklyn’s Community Board 7 (CB 7) voted unanimously to endorse her legislation, the “Landlord Accountability Act”:
“Housing rights are human rights and this measure is designed to end the abuses we’ve heard tenants are enduring throughout New York City. We need to work together at all levels of government to protect renters from unscrupulous landlord practices and I’m honored Community Board 7 has seen fit to support my legislation. I’ll continue working in the new Congress to push these reforms forward.”
Velázquez introduced the legislation in June and the bill garnered support from New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and a wide range of community groups.
A description of the bill’s provisions is available online here.
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