[COMM-ORG] Metropolitan Council on Housing update

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From:
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Now you know...
More Information Than Ever On New York City
Tenants' Rights Topics

In case you haven't heard, Met Council on Housing has a new address on 
the web:

metcouncilonhousing.org 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3kHOiTJk9f0C5QUU0GK8gN5mqGiK-FwwL3hyBUHnHfnBiST9ro1ffoTlF3YEPStws7ajY_ZbENErAb7mUb-CxmKK2ce5h2I3WGMSSCmb4nKdQ==]

In a section called Help & Answers 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3nA3E1-vZ8vXJhaqqrglF6aqTdIY-2ILPOwfJ-YDDL3mRoWieOfRaQhda3qt9zUhq8VT1empYON6dx_oAt5D8tenVtKKrM66HP6VjEiR_900aLF85ZIW9bw-Z7UgI-PqQhmjZLrx9jFxQ==]
you'll find dozens of new information sheets about a variety of housing 
issues you
may face as a tenant.

We've added more depth to topics like Your Right To Have A Roommate 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3mTrXMJ2QiAjdKYI3omNFDHf340jBlx6OB06NP272aANIxQWoOcClGiNv5RZt4qcyLd396lP95f8n_7d15HJcb6d-W4ORdXSIdvBOhLm7z2-875PqEu5zkw2dlYfcDD0q3ynt_q4Q0l3DIjojG6JrMaFWB6oYyCkd_M7NiqF4MP4tlqPd8ff72F],
Subletting Your Apartment 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3nkajTqd6KAY_QOYVPC9EkzzIrHStm6B6-bzmpLXWfzKKQ0m4tqtAR16hyWXv__dniC8W-aD-BaWmhFaYXAA3schBYbgR8gD1bWaK3uByztuOy6f_0MkVYc3TbD9KY6S2-J_DS-_HuSfotkKfYbym_G],
and Succession Rights 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3nTL8sPChBxVMBxmDYDIzjmtP32Bgl-oHPrfPs3UMXXGyucg1bKQ1m2j4M2FI3D3IX5Sx4r_QxuTDSEowFya4Ia8MH92hxGHYOouZAW202ZoSKtDgsFU2dMS6FtlxhlWydqY_vftbWB0WIu6nCbrzARZpyBIDvnHao=].

We've also added brand-new topics. Now you can learn what your rights 
are if your
landlord adds late fees 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3kUuwevz7sgJdhXc1oQ12Ioj6Dvg-gmH_7j8Z109Z5mI7lxpFLPD5ji_Z8Ukzu6giaeYGIdRYPEBXvonzgMHTraJNhQegcjbEasi8fy026TM4J9G7c2bahQOl8lcAe4qD-3tWItvuZAWD650AbQkrbn]
to your lease, what to do if you have a broken appliance 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3k0QHPoVTqygyaqF7NuVr_MNO4T-nz1d0ZoKchEYZtpqB0LxMOM8-PCmkaEVw4tZ9J7whvyyL8jNMckOsxgN8sCswF75egeM2cjwZQh0Ap7JvJVs0R4ZXd8rBwatcPzmf-w6ltbV4QjGOOwHjWTeSzx_sflIavhD2yzB1rbCBnb1KAceP9HumNT]
(and how to avoid a rent increase for a replacement), what your options 
are if you
want To 'break' your lease 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3lxW6mM8nIfPZh54ymaAVXkbKO3PxiRVHz0OObpmviyJUnXGc05vQzVbgUWAV9UISiz0TD8UQt6UxW4-MYKDKzmUqD1FeY3945cQjR3pwuSKWkwtqJyyveRB6frXYDeUDjcGFnpyH5YMywncNZY1AVj8fOAhqa_c2zOUAnigKdEcnl9tUkNsV_I],
and what you can do if you just can't afford the rent 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3k-oEZaprU-HJSy2N3bUjbW8FTqiQNaHxhbl5k6qk-QM0_4gUxh7vDFzS6hzas4MvSY2DQI1DpzDO0Ja7d2oaTfz7H1UUC1uoDcF75tBVQjXFmEZ4NyFRAsyDX2R-t7TRZj6Li0IGLWZLJGIBp3ndJ9yv7OfNMfdPhmk5fwhRTfJBlPiv-8xONx].

If you still need guidance, you can call Met Council on Housing's 
Tenants' Rights
Telephone Hotline 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3l_Vx6fMd4xoXUc1Hv15B-V32kffoodM4sncKqVPGLoEyqUXYq_UQL5L6t1hjQ4c3Jslui2zZl1iDnE0JYc_tCZbkRRX447KwlYuJSVpTtk0dR0u9rlSsVWVuHqz2m4HA9yShkMCdTwwI2U8RrL0nG9xjV5R01DU-g=]
three days per week.

Like everything at Met Council on Housing, our tenant assistance and 
education programs
are run by our members and supported by our membership dues.

Please join or make a donation today!

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 >From the current issue
ofTenant/Inquilino

the only monthly publication covering New York City's tenant movement 
and fights
  for affordable housing everywhere
Members of the Metropolitan Council on Housing receive a free copy of 
Tenant/Inquilino
every month in the mail. More importantly, members support our important 
advocacy
and organizing for New York City tenants. If you're not yet a member, 
join the Metropolitan
Council on Housing today! 
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July-August 2012

* J-51 Stalemate: Will Tax Break Trump Rent Reform? 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3n2S0aAoWMfVGq4571OF39HvZ6wgIM1Mwqh0hZKea-JJCkTvvA5UNEMykZW4d2zuiuv1rvZAeUXI-EIWXrbCp_Jdb4foQWZDqDVsDHAPMpis2f95LFbZyYe3U158nNSGxWxw6VAK3qnRU5IhjWkyDE6-M4OQhw2a8OcSbHUU-zOpetZ_OzxqbqojuusRl-oLVrtArJqpzFMfuUfpCa1A9m4rXqTgRgPqj-Vj-eHGnW5-sqsXzzHM0wZ0kKw-YGoixM=]
* Tenants 'Occupy' the RGB As It Votes 4% Increase and Poor Tax 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3mJvl_OVOWOgqhSYgbp1qxRZGdVjOqSrh1ml2vniLzNQWWa0rTWytc1Ds2SW-TGZd2UQjg2DKOaHZxEL_SkrVlMqQ6aE2wbYn1WCydlSDxfm6w05SKRTBiYxZ7MjKwFeb-9lPeG9EhECpDt3g8V2st1yHYPMhw3PrzrZLF07qsh9w84W26oW9axP2U-HbcS1Tx0g5AZP7TcT6ORs87gN190hsHx2JCdTTqhL3z4xBSiEcN7Nw2ZezAELjxyKvSyBRmxQ1uDoyfl1OUdDZyCe5ekmaUh-sigOMTplfaaftHXzPHSZjZ6JCgv]
* Bronx Tenants Sue to Take Buildings from City's 'Worst Landlord' 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3mydSPQ-mNEY-116Xz8ot1kfGHXSRspN0Me2GNERchSynVyVDo7CQiIRwpcaGjXO8MJZztf3UcOMlhDnue1n-GtpZgECP4Q3wb0A1lJK6jX58f0tYrx-T_LLDqZepp32u0Fw1ryVzXXMqluHt1ffqFxbge5feZLKDToV6WVaTaCrki9zGqVsVQPVGqXnINcMlK-Dh0D-J2psRSmAXB0flhKDymcVmSGt8jEUzmzq5T8etkB_6lWO9e3dBxiM8KYzaFVXCljQ9M9d7nk2Z9SWU1_EZ1sGAh-4gp7EhaOgLF6eOW0i-G7oQShIa1bgMf7mDVp2muYhhaNEw==]
* State Senate Rejects Rent Help for People with AIDS 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3mvcib22hq0KGMpIMBxnVcz9nVEDha3crPXWcRfz4ze7eVF--YbV4PYOrUcziNetk5w_t-sR80rbnELjNqIsqWbOf-STJo-bWmdC3VfCm2N3JD4BZyErDIC-DW9K1PKnggR7UmGS95GRC7mKkHKef65yTWKnZjXqCpNjYAYFmSQBcFsU3CkJgGZvCK9wLwG-PZ6d8610NEu-MTH7V5JnHEj3-gBPyGigyJ1GgOGObVE3fxZEj6IVZsb4HzIcApUg1c=]
* Suburban RGBs Vote Smaller Increases 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3nXGKtgd_5UpBrrx5giBBBu8JiXlWZHbnfHvP-Sv7da1Mz5cfuCkaenvBqISimWA5djrCH6iQclzYM-OrowN6FUwblM5kLqvuiapBFE2Rm3RNAFBXY7RHKMYtSX4aU-1x9t-LPbqJ4HIdL5YQbLKOWOeTbxME6LUBNdN4_rlx6habs_DQ9psvVVSi5Doo0dQfbEO4t1DeiROs_SUygwL439kDHyIil8rzi9WUb6Y288rg==]
* Succession Rights 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tJJD2yI2A3nTL8sPChBxVMBxmDYDIzjmtP32Bgl-oHPrfPs3UMXXGyucg1bKQ1m2j4M2FI3D3IX5Sx4r_QxuTDSEowFya4Ia8MH92hxGHYOouZAW202ZoSKtDgsFU2dMS6FtlxhlWydqY_vftbWB0WIu6nCbrzARZpyBIDvnHao=]
(link to the info sheet from which this article is excerpted)
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Housing Notebook
Voice of the Tenant Movement

Join host Vajra Kilgour this Monday, August 20, at 8 p.m. for the latest 
developments
in struggles across New York and around the world for decent, affordable 
housing
  for all. The call-in number is 212-209-2900.
Housing Notebook 
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a production of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, normally airs 
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TENANTS' RIGHTS TELEPHONE HOTLINE:

Call Met Council on Housing's Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline at 
212-979-0611
between the hours of 1:30 and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and 
Fridays, for
  brief answers to questions about your rights as a tenant, and where to 
go for help
with your housing situation.
The hotline will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day).
More about the Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline 
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TUESDAY NIGHT WALK-IN TENANT CLINIC
CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Met Council on Housing's free clinic offers tenants assistance with 
landlord-tenant
disputes.

The clinic is closed for the month of August and willresume on

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at its regular time and location.

We meet at the offices of the Cooper Square Committee, located at 61 
East 4th Street
in Manhattan, on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.

Note: You must arrive by 6:30 to be served. If you arrive later, you may 
be turned
away.
Subway: 6 to Astor Place;
F to 2nd Avenue; or
N / R to 8th Street.

More about the Tenants' Rights Walk-In Clinic 
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