Custom_campaign_image__cancel_rent__is_back_--_we_need_your_help_

Don't Bankrupt Landlords - Say NO to Senator Gianaris's Rent Cancellation Bill

The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region

Thanks to your advocacy and some common sense, New York has avoided the most radical calls that all rent should be “cancelled” – that those facing potential loss of income shouldn’t have to pay rent for the next 90 days. Instead the Governor established an eviction moratorium for those who could demonstrate loss of income during the pandemic, and the Governor and the Legislature together established the COVID-19 Rent Relief fund. These were good policies that targeted aid to those who needed it the most.

Nevertheless, we're now hearing that the sponsor of the original "Cancel Rent" bill is back and making a push to pass the bill in the State Senate. Not again!

The Governor arranged forbearances for some mortgages, but no one has “cancelled” our mortgages. Our utility bills are still due. Our employees still need to get paid, particularly at a time when they’re risking their health just by showing up to work. Our insurance still needs to get paid, all the more so in such a dangerous time. No one is “cancelling” the highest property taxes in the nation, particularly while county and local governments are about to face their own loss of revenue.

Please write to your state legislators and urge them to resist this rent cancellation bill, which would allow the legislature to feel like they’ve done some good at the cost of creating another crisis and potentially cause much greater pain.

Don't Bankrupt Landlords - Say NO to Senator Gianaris's Rent Cancellation Bill

The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region

Thanks to your advocacy and some common sense, New York has avoided the most radical calls that all rent should be “cancelled” – that those facing potential loss of income shouldn’t have to pay rent for the next 90 days. Instead the Governor established an eviction moratorium for those who could demonstrate loss of income during the pandemic, and the Governor and the Legislature together established the COVID-19 Rent Relief fund. These were good policies that targeted aid to those who needed it the most.

Nevertheless, we're now hearing that the sponsor of the original "Cancel Rent" bill is back and making a push to pass the bill in the State Senate. Not again!

The Governor arranged forbearances for some mortgages, but no one has “cancelled” our mortgages. Our utility bills are still due. Our employees still need to get paid, particularly at a time when they’re risking their health just by showing up to work. Our insurance still needs to get paid, all the more so in such a dangerous time. No one is “cancelling” the highest property taxes in the nation, particularly while county and local governments are about to face their own loss of revenue.

Please write to your state legislators and urge them to resist this rent cancellation bill, which would allow the legislature to feel like they’ve done some good at the cost of creating another crisis and potentially cause much greater pain.