Rent Control

StoryJune 17, 1997
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Andrew Patel

Attorney for Jose Padilla.

Some 2.7 million New Yorkers this week won a fierce battle in the State legislature to extend rent control laws despite a big effort by landlords to wipe out the 50 year old system.

Joining us to talk about the New York struggle and it’s implications nationwide are Peter Dreier, a professor of public policy at Occidental College in southern California and a former Deputy Mayor of Boston, and Scott Somer, the head of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, New York City’s oldest tenant’s organization.

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