Author: duc

Commissioning a Rental Vacancy Study in the City of Ithaca

New York State’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 expanded the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA), allowing municipalities throughout the state to opt into it. The ETPA stabilizes rents in buildings of six or more units constructed before 1974, regulating annual rent increases through a county Rent Guidelines Board and entitling tenants to […]

Ithaca Journal: Developer releases ‘Collegetown Innovation District,’ but without high-tech discussions

Developer releases ‘Collegetown Innovation District,’ but without high-tech discussions “I’m a software engineer, so I’m enthusiastic about getting tech jobs here, but the job plan seems vague to me,” said Second Ward Alderperson Ducson Nguyen, a GrammaTech employee, during the meeting.  He continued: “I would like some more meat behind the strategy … to get the […]

Ithaca Voice: PEDC Recap

Councilor Nguyen, usually one of the pro-development members of Common Council, said he liked the streetscape and design, but expressed concern that the 360 jobs were goals rather than firm commitments. “We’re approaching this in a unique and aggressive because we’ve done it before (with the Cornell Business Park), and we’ll do it again,” Proujansky […]

Ithaca Times: The Eviction Situation

Ithaca Times: The Eviction Situation “As time goes on, without any response from the Department of Health, I’m getting less hopeful that we’ll see anything,” Nguyen said. “But another reason to pursue it, as aspirational as it was, was to raise the profile of the people who are suffering from the economic impact of COVID, […]

Ithaca Voice: Ribbon Cutting welcomes three new businesses downtown

Ithaca Voice: Ribbon Cutting welcomes three new businesses downtown The first ribbon-cutting ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic started was held in Downtown Ithaca to celebrate the openings of three new businesses.  The ceremony was hosted by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and included a representative from the City of Ithaca Common Council in Ducson Nguyen, alderperson […]

Shelterforce: Did Ithaca Really Cancel Rent?

Shelterforce: Did Ithaca Really Cancel Rent? Ducson Nguyen, alderperson for Ithaca’s Second Ward, expressed skepticism that the state health department would approve the request, but maintained that the effort would pressure state legislators to enact more meaningful and effective action. “I’m hoping that even if the Department of Health doesn’t allow this, the New York […]