Queens Housing Groups
To Discuss Alleged Tenant Abuse

NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, February 25th from 4pm – 7pm, Chhaya CDC, Woodside on the Move, and Asian Americans for Equality will hold a rally and press conference to discuss alleged tenant issues with Zara Realty.

The rally will take place outside 88-25 148th Street, Jamaica, Queens. Tenants will offer testimonials and demand justice and fair treatment for their families and neighbors. We welcome the media to conduct walkthroughs through their apartment and document the deplorable conditions that tenants are claiming.

Acting in conjunction with Stabilizing NYC Coalition, Woodside on the Move, Chhaya CDC, and Asian Americans for Equality are organizing tenants against oppressive tactics that threaten to end rent regulation and make it difficult for low-income New Yorkers to find safe and affordable housing. The organizations will be available to answer and questions following the opening statements by organizers and tenants at the press conference.

To learn about predatory equity, visit the Stabilizing NYC website. If you or someone you know need repairs in your home, believe that you are being overcharged, or feel that you are the victim of predatory equity practices, contact 311.

For a live stream of this event, visit: @ChhayaCDC

For more information about this event, contact Jagpreet Singh at 718-478-3848.

 

“Predatory equity is a significant threat to our already depleting affordable housing stock. These management companies are actively trying to evict tenants by refusing to make repairs and using intimidation tactics to prevent them from coming together and exercising their rights… We demand that these companies stop these predatory practices immediately and treat the tenants with dignity and respect they deserve,” ~Jagpreet Singh, Chhaya CDC

“The community has had enough. These tactics promote gentrification and homelessness within New York’s most vulnerable communities and are part of a trend at a citywide level to do away with affordable housing,” ~ Cesar Reyes, Woodside on the Move Inc.

“These are large predatory equity corporations with the sole intention of removing a building’s rent regulated status in order to make higher profits by charging rents at market rate. We strive to protect these communities by informing them of their housing rights and by uniting them in an organized front against their predatory equity landlords.” ~ Christopher Kui, Executive Director of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE).

 

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