|New York's Rent Laws|
Should the State Government Regulate Rents in New York?
As the school year draws to a close, so does the existing rent laws in New York. The state government; the governor, state senate and assembly will decide whether or not to continue regulating rental apartments and to what degree they will be regulated.
Rent Regulation effects millions of New Yorkers with the majority of rental apartments governed by the state's Rent Stabilization Act, limiting rent increases to 2% for one year and 4% for two year leases. The same law also defines the rights for both landlords and tenants.
Use the resources below to answer the following questions:
Write a letter to State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
Your letter must:
|Process (What to think about while doing this assignment)|
|Which branches of governement do people interact with to affect government policy, regualtions and law?|
|Websites of the different groups involved in the current crisis|
|Resources describing the current rent law crisis|
|Information about State Senator Joseph Bruno|
|Evaluation (How you will be graded on this assignment)|
|State Standards 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4, National Standards II, III and V according to the New York State Department of Education standards of Public Policy and Political Participation|