Event: The State of the Loft Law

APRIL 24 — SAVE THE DATE — State of the Loft Law — with Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Councilman Steve Levin, ++

WE NEED EVERYONE! yes, everyone,
to come to the
event on April 24 at Our Lady of Pompeii in Bushwick.

Assemblyman Vito Lopez – The sponsor of the “Loft Law Clean Up Bill” is holding this event to gauge the need and support in the community for making the loft law more tenant friendly.

Hundreds of people need to show our elected officials that there is grass roots support to improve the loft law, keep neighborhoods intact, + keep housing safe and affordable. If you are a loft tenant it is imperative that you show up on April 24th. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers.

If you are not a loft tenant, but you care about your community, the fabric of your neighborhood, the problem of sky-rocketing rents, the displacement of your neighbors, then please show up to show your support.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Pompeii – Community Room
225 Seigel Street  (between Bushwick Ave + White St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn
——–> Take the L train to the Morgan Ave stop <———–

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Essential Services workshop

On Tuesday evening we were lucky enough to have Ellen Davidson of the Legal Aid Society, come to Green Fitness Studio and explain to us the Essential Services bill and how to bring your landlord to court when you need things fixed.

This is a right that loft tenants have never had before, usually resorting to withholding rent or calling the landlord every day until we’re more of a nuisance than fixing the problem. Although going to court is not easy, it gives us the leverage that ordinary residential tenants already have, to get heat, to fix leaks, and to ensure safety in our buildings.

Read all about it on the Essential Services page.