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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velázquez Applauds City Council for Advancing Anti-Tenant Harassment Measure

Velázquez Applauds City Council for Advancing Anti-Tenant Harassment Measure
December 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) applauded the New York City Council for passing “Certification of No Harassment” (CONH) legislation, which will require building owners with plans to demolish or make significant alterations to their building to prove they have not engaged in harassment of current tenants before their permits are approved.
 
            “Harassment of tenants by landlords is an all too pervasive problem throughout our City and this measure will take significant steps to ensure tenants’ rights are protected.  We need to work together at all levels of government to prevent abuse by landlords, which is why in Congress I’ve introduced the ‘Landlord Accountability Act.’  I’ll continue working with my Congressional colleagues to advance this bill and with local elected officials to end tenant harassment and empower renters who face abuse by unscrupulous landlords.”
 
 
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